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