Making a suitcase out of paper

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People seem to forget that suitcases were made from cardboard for a very long time. “Cheap cardboard suitcase” was a staple in the description of WW2 refugees everywhere.


Stunning, but would it operate as an actual suitcase? Or is this a Ceci n’est pas une pipe type situation?

Uhg. That was kind of painful to watch. A possibly sturdy suitcase was made, and much work was put into it. Paper mache over a steel and wire mesh frame. But the result is very meh, especially the non-functional straps, straps that seem like they really ought to be functional.

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