The early Vincent luggage equipment consisted of two handed black cases and frames. Two drawings, M043 and M044, and a list of the parts appeared in early issues of the Spares List. The cases are wrongly drawn on M043; the rear and front are reversed, the slope should be at the front (however the cases seem to fit the sheet metal brackets more correctly as shown). Not sure about this "not correct as shown" observation. Covered with black leather and lined inside with "leather cloth", the stiff cases are not out of place in a four star hotel. The finish is of high quality throughout and so are the fittings, which include chromium plated solid brass locks, retractable leather handles and an aluminum drainage channle under the lid. The cases are hooked to pegs riveted to the frames;they are secured by two leather straps, but the pegs carry all the weight. The frames are made of embossed light alloy sheet, 14swg, reinforced at the forward end by a 3/8" alloy strip and stiffened at the bottom by a 1/4" diameter steel rod. The top straps are riveted to the top edge of the frame, which has a cutaway to clear the seat stay; the bottom straps are rivited to the back of the frame. Each frame is suspended at its front by a 1/2" bolt which passes thru and can rotate on two bronze bushed brackets, each secured underneath the seat behind the tool tray by eight woodscrews and one 1/4" BSF bolt. A pivot is bolted at the bottom of the 3/8" strip reinforcing the front of the frame. A similar pivot is screwed to a bronze bracket clamped to the RFM lower tube. A bronze link, 3½" between centers, fitted with oilite bushes, connects the ½" pivot on the pannier frame to the pivot clamped the the RFM. All the weight is carried by the top bolt; the link at the bottom of the frame merely controls the swinging motion of the assembly.