Vintage RIGITEX BSA Saddlebags…

Posted: November 21, 2013 in Just Me
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A couple of years ago I was given a pair of old leather saddle bags, all dried out and dirty, covered in cracks, backed in alloy, and missing the odd buckle, or so I thought. As it happened the missing buckles were inside one of the bags with the original receipt, dated I think, November 1955.

So I have spent the last couple of years rubbing bees wax into the bags, and slowly they have come back to life.

Made by a company called Rigitex, and sold new in Paris, they are embossed with the company logo, and here is the thing, they are also embossed with the BSA logo?

Vintage Saddlebag

Vintage Saddlebag

Old Leather

Old Leather

It says RIGITEX

RIGITEX

RIGITEX

An Earwig? the craftsman’s signature?

Earwig

Earwig

BSA

BSA

BSA

BSA Symbol

BSA Symbol

Well I can’t find out much about RIGITEX, in France, and there are only a couple of pictures of bags on Google, so they are a bit of a mystery

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