The trunk with brass studs and mounts; to the sides a pair of leather carrying handles. Opens to a void linen lined interior. Bears label: CUNARD WHITE STAR LINE TO EUROPE Sailing from New York to Southampton Aug/23/39 Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Caldow Stateroom B 187. Also bears a label: WALDORF ASTORIA HOTEL NEW YORK. Maker’s label. The World Famous VICTOR WARDROBE LUGGAGE
BRITISH MADE (1930s).
Height 14” (36cm) Width 36” (97cm) Depth 21” (53cm)
Stock No. 1212
Although genealogical information is scant from Scottish records, the surname Caldow appears frequently in Scotland, with a great many of them emigrating in the second half of the 19th century to both Australia and America. A James M Caldow was born in Catrine, Ayrshire, 1889, and appears on various passenger lists, travelling regularly between Scotland, England and America. An Andrew Caldow, also from Catrine in Ayrshire, emigrated to Canada in about 1900 and thence on to California where he established a highly successful paint and enamel manufacturing business - Caldow Paint Company.