Maker and role
Hartmann Luggage Co., Maker
DuPont Co. (E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.) (estab. 1802, closed 2017), Manufacturer
Production date
Circa 1964
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Object detail

Corfam, metal, plastic, fabric, paper
12 x 20 1/2 x 7 1/2" (30.5 x 52.1 x 19.1cm)
Corfam was a poromeric artificial leather material created by the DuPont Company which gave the appearance of patent leather. Primarily identified for the high end shoe industry, it was only sold commercially for seven years from 1964-1970. In 1971 DuPont sold the technology for making Corfam to a company in Poland.

It is unknown whether this suitcase is a prototype wear tested item or one made for the commercial market. What is known is that the person who owned this suitcase was a DuPont Co. employee. Even though newly created DuPont materials were generally focused towards one market and in this case footwear, other types of items were commonly made, wear tested and commercially sold from the same material.
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