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on the near universality of wheeled 'suitcases'[edit]

It seems that almost all modern suitcases have wheels. Did this become popular about 2000? If someone can figure out when this became popular, it would be good to add that factoid to the main article. 22:43, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

Truly, this is an amazing phenomena. Anything bigger than a large purse (over 10 lbs) has wheels and one rarely sees the older style suitcase with a single handle. They are hardly available in retail stores and are almost gratis at rummage sales. Putting wheels under freight is hardly a new invention and I suppose it was a combination of finding a tough enough poly carbonate plastic that could take the abuse of rolling on concrete, whilst implementing a small enough design, so as to not reduce luggage volume and intrude only minimally beyond the boundaries of the 'luggage box.' The revolution to this style was rather sudden.Homebuilding (talk) 15:30, 6 May 2011 (UTC)

Misc. wording question[edit]

Do you think it is a little harsh to say that checked luggage is "often" lost or delayed? How about something a little softer - that checked luggage "can be" lost or delayed, for example. McAngeOK 18:57, 8 August 2006 (UTC)

I agree - often is a little strong. I'll change it. CPCHEM 19:51, 12 August 2006 (UTC)

re "Suitcases and Film" section[edit]

What is the deal with this section? It is an unsourced essay and needs to be deleted. I'll give it a bit for someone to fix it, else out it will go. Herostratus (talk) 05:20, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

List of prefeerred suppliers[edit]

The section on brands and preferred suppliers has been removed. This is too commercial for Wikipedia: this is not a place to shop. Rlsheehan (talk) 20:36, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Construction of wood?????[edit]

This article is rather poor generally, but the assertion that wood is a significant material in the construction of suitcases is ludicrous. When I've got time I'll come back and do a rewrite - unless someone else cares to dive in first? Almost ANY edit would be an improvement. Truly, this has to be one of the worst Wikipedia articles I've seen in the last 5 years! Ian Page (talk) 20:56, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

History lacks date(s):[edit]

How old an invention is the suitcase? How long ago were products we would recognize as suitcases invented? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:01, 22 September 2012 (UTC)

"standard size"[edit]

Various transportation terms of service often refer to "standard size" suitcase. Is there such a thing? Palosirkka (talk) 07:42, 14 February 2016 (UTC)


I've expanded the history section to include major materials used but can't find anything about PVC.--Darrelljon (talk) 14:08, 30 January 2017 (UTC)


An editor has just requested that an Infobox be added to the article, but what Infobox would fit? We don't have "Infobox thing" and we can't use the Inbox template by itself, so...? Herostratus (talk) 23:12, 14 February 2017 (UTC)