Emil Haversack 1819-1888

Straying a little from Irish postal matters, today we acknowledge the contribution of Emil Haversack whose ingenious method for easing the burden of carrying things by strapping them to your back led to the hi-tech haversacks of today’s trekkers.

The Strasbourg-born postman spent his life in the French and later German postal service and the picture shows what might be construed as an early version of the haversack in use!



Haversack - early version