Unblackened Mapcase – Otto Schmidt 1942 – Rubberized divider

The mapcase was a item most often related to non- and commissioned officers in the field. Truth is many other functions and ranks wore these pouches containing all sorts of paperwork. Melders or messengers in the field, truck- and motorcycle drivers utilized mapcases. The german army had a few varieties in mapcases in different colours. The mapcase could contain anything from maps to pencils, from the famous Deckungswinkelmesser to a wide variety of map plotting rulers.

Colour: Natural brown leather, unblackened
Material: Pebbled leather
Markings: Otto Schmidt, München15, 1942
Maker: Otto Schmidt, München  
Year: 1942
Hardware: Gray painted steel
Notes: The nice and highly interesting part on this mapcase is that the internal divider is not made from cardboard, Presstoff or rawhide but it is made from a Rubberized material.

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