As promised, photos and descriptions.
The unassuming wood and fabric suitcase. Very good condition, better than my 1959 sample suitcase.
Open it up and you find 1923 treasure...
The calender varifies the year as well as that most of the fabric samples are light-weight summer fabrics.
The tools of the trade. The book on the right is full of happy customers singing praises of J.B. Simpson's overcoats and suits.
An interesting "crotch device" connected to the measuring tape. The tape is still neatly wrapped up and wired together, indicating this saleman's suitcase might never have been used for the intended purpose.
Very old safety pins found inside the case.