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    Posted 8 years ago

    Hunter
    (49 items)

    I got this vintage canvas Boy Scout knapsack awhile back, and it was super cheap. Like maybe $1.

    It's around 15 inches top to bottom, so a little small on me, but solidly made and perfect for a day-hike bag. I'm curious if anyone can date the bag style, possibly using the Boy Scouts insignia or the "No. 1225 Day Hike" bag label on the back. I love the "PROPERTY OF -----" label with a place for your name/address/troop number.

    I'm guessing it's from the 1950s, though I did find a catalog with the 1225 bag in it from 1932: http://books.google.com/books?id=9iDdlDIHnsIC&pg=PA33&lpg=PA33&dq=boy+scout+day+hike+bag+1225&source=bl&ots=TqWP1WF5mx&sig=Dg0mMbNBSgWJ9n-fn05ddbvmoFM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LjuUUN7POMuVjALUlYCwDw&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=boy%20scout%20day%20hike%20bag%201225&f=false

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    1. Hunter Hunter, 8 years ago
      for easier access ;)
      http://books.google.com/books?id=9iDdlDIHnsIC&pg=PA33&lpg=PA33&dq=boy+scout+day+hike+bag+1225&source=bl&ots=TqWP1WF5mx&sig=Dg0mMbNBSgWJ9n-fn05ddbvmoFM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=LjuUUN7POMuVjALUlYCwDw&ved=0CEAQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=boy%20scout%20day%20hike%20bag%201225&f=false
    2. Hunter Hunter, 8 years ago
      yeah, I think you're correct eye4beauty. Thanks all for the loves! :)
    3. zguy2112 zguy2112, 7 years ago
      GREAT bag buddy, nice eye!
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 7 years ago
      I had one of these around 56 or 58. Not sure what happened to it but I still have some of the other stuff from when I was in the boy scouts. I would say your date is on target.
    5. Hunter Hunter, 7 years ago
      thanks zguy and fhrjr2 for the info! ;)
    6. nightwolf364, 6 years ago
      I got one of those as well as a messenger bag from an acquaintance for free! Then just a few years ago I saw a canteen at a good will for 3 dollars!
    7. Hunter Hunter, 6 years ago
      awesome nightwolf ~ great finds :)

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