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The Duluth Pack – The First Patented Backpack…

(from the Paleotool vault) I just had to reblog this fine article from 74 Footwear Design… “Camille Poirier patented the first back pack on Dec. 12, 1882 in Duluth, Minnesota (Patent No. 268,932). Initially called the Pack-Strap the pack is … Continue reading

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A Nice Pack Basket

If you know me at all you know that I am interested in pack baskets.  Because of this, they catch my eye when I’m browsing historic images.  I could find no information whatsoever about this one.  I suspect maybe Tibet … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the External Frame Pack (reblog)

Originally posted on 74 FOOTWEAR DESIGN CONSULTING:
Learning from the past is important and I sometimes think about this from a design perspective. Can we learn from old traditional designs, or techniques and apply them to modern design? Is all primitive…

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The Duluth Pack – The First Patented Backpack

Originally posted on 74 FOOTWEAR DESIGN CONSULTING:
Camille Poirier patented the first back pack on Dec. 12, 1882 in Duluth, Minnesota (Patent No. 268,932). Initially called the Pack-Strap the pack is today referred to as the Duluth Pack. The basic design…

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