"I placed the Gladstone with the money on the parapet"

Gladstone Bag
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A Gladstone bag is a small suitcase built over a rigid frame, which could separate into two equal sections.  It is typically made of stiff leather, and often belted with lanyards.  The first Gladstone bag was designed and manufactured by J G Beard at his leather shop in the City of Westminster.  He named it a Gladstone in honour of the UK Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898).