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The BELMAL Registry 

Past manufacturers of travelling trunks, 

and related brands, worldwide

(listed alphabetically and sorted per country)


Apart from the collection of antique and vintage trunks, the BELMAL Archive also includes, amongst others, the house's and Gilbert-Paré school's CRM (Conservation Restoration Manufacture database), as well as registry or the repository catalogue of worldwide trunk-makers' names and brands documented in the Archive.


The BELMAL registry is not an exhaustive list of all of the brands, names, and makers that have existed around the world in the past centuries. Building a comprehensive and global online registry is a continuous work in progress, and will take several decades. New entries provided by third parties are welcomed. Persons who wish to contribute, with information, documents, travel stories, photos, leaflets, objects,... are invited to contact J-P Bal 


Most of the category labels and tags found in the registry entries are in English, French, and occasionally in Dutch tool. The Registries contains public and private access documents and data. The size of each archive record or file can range from very basic information (coordinates,...) to extensive background and historical research materials (stories, anecdotes, diaries,...). Feel free to contact us for terms and details of access. Trunk labels and tags are only of true historical value if they have not been separated or removed from the trunk.  


Being established in Belgium (Europe), the BELMAL Archive hosts, first and foremost, an important and  extensive registry of the Belgian malletiers and manufacturers of travel trunks, chests, luggage, equipment, bags, and related makes and productions of the past. 





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