No. 11 Composition Pocket with American Alligator Flap
The work of Master Leathersmith, Lana Owens – The custom No. 11 Composition Pocket with American Alligator Flap. Serial No.cps001
I am astounded by the number of people who use composition notebooks on a regular basis for business as well as literary pursuits. If you’re one of them, you may like the No. 11 Leather Composition Pocket which is perfectly sized to carry a standard composition notebook and comes fully loaded with the Col. Littleton No. 30 Composition Journal Register. Any standard composition notebook fits, but I think you’ll like the nice paper (160 ruled and center stitched pages – 80 sheets) in this one. Top flap folds over pockets.
It also provides a soft home for your tablet if you so desire. The smaller iPad Pro works well as do a number of other tablets. Just check the dimensions below to make sure your tablet fits.
Front inside panel provides pockets for business cards, pens, note cards, etc.Product packaging includes a protective cotton canvas dust bag and gift box.
May be personalized with three block initials on solid brass plate on the front flap.
The hides we use are from alligators raised and trapped in the wild. Each hide is intentionally chosen to show the natural character markings such as scars and scratches that are common to alligators raised in the wild. The body is made from sections of steerhide which also show unique character and are a perfect complement to the American Alligator Flap and pockets.
(Includes one Col. Littleton Composition Journal Register – 80 lined pages)
Overall Outside Dimensions – 12″ W x 8.88″ H x 0.75″ D
Dimensions for each inside pocket:
- Main Pocket Dimensions (Along Back for Composition Journal) – 11.75” W x 8.75″ H x 0.5″ D
- Big Left Side Pocket – 5.5″ W x 4.75″ H
- Middle Pocket – 2.4″ W x 4.75″ H
- Right Side Pocket – 3.5″ W x 4.75″ H
- Business Card Pocket – 3.75″ W x 2.1″ H
We are committed to producing quality, handcrafted products that showcase our time-honored standards of excellence and deep respect for the Americana tradition. Col. Littleton products go through rigorous testing and numerous quality inspections before being shipped to our customers. Should you receive a Col. Littleton product that is defective in materials or workmanship, you can count on us to make it right. Our guarantee is limited to the cost of the product itself. It also does not cover normal wear and tear. We feel if you just plain “wore it out,” you got your money’s worth. Also, we cannot be responsible for an item which has suffered through alteration, damage due to improper cleaning, improper use, mishandling or accident. If we made a mistake in personalizing your product or if the product is defective in materials or workmanship, of course we’ll replace it. Otherwise, personalized products are not returnable.
Leather is a passion for me. There are more kinds of leather and leather processing out there than you can shake a stick at. You can mold leather into just about any shape or form. You can make every hide look just alike. You can dye it green, blue or even pink. You can apply a finish, coat it, spray it or make it look slick and shiny. That’s not what we’re about at Col. Littleton. To me the beauty is in the naturalness of the leather. People always comment to me about the special “feel” of our leather and how it becomes even more beautiful after it has some wear on it. It’s all about our leather process. When you buy Col. Littleton leather goods, you’re buying, for the most part, full-grain American vegetable-tanned steer hide that has received a minimum of alteration. We don’t apply a finish to hide character markings. The way I see it, every marking tells a story and covering them robs the piece of its life and character.
I see a real resurgence in the country today for products made in America. Our focus is to design and create products that speak to the time-honored traditions that have made this country great such as handmade craftsmanship, authentic rich leathers and quality workmanship. There’s a nostalgic feel about the products we make . . . most of them could have been made 100 years ago and many are made using turn-of-the-20th-century methodology and machinery. Our products are true Americana; forged as our forefathers intended by people who care and take pride in making a beautiful product.