Here is an intriguing little Victorian gadget, an early wire and wood handle parcel carrier. Have you seen one of these? Possibly without the paper label, it may be somewhat clueless. The paper label tell it all. Clearly printed are the words PARCEL HANDLE on the paper label of the wood handle.
It was advertising for the Excelsior Clothing Co., Carry Immense Assortment Of Clothing And Hats, Easy to Suit All, 318 East 5th St., Des Moines, Iowa