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    Posted 7 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (282 items)

    Hello! I always thought this belt was a gift from m my grandmothers brother who emigrated to America. But I have had a closer look and to my surprice it`s made in England by Martin. I think the thread is made from Flax (?). Would love information about the Company Martin ans any ideas on when this was made. Any ideas? Might it have something to do with the boats that took swedish imigrants to USA?

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks pops52 and Vetraio50!
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks southcop!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks to Toenail2, Mikelv85, aghcollect, Roycroftbooksfromme1, Manikin and blunderbuss2!
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks Geo26e!
    5. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Hi Elisabethan, What an interesting belt! I guess it commemorates friendship between Sweden and the United States? I found this link to another belt:

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Very-Rare-Martin-s-Patent-Nautical-belt-/121250168923
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Oh my Jewels!!!!!! Thanks! The one you found looks identical to mine except the buckle is more beautiful on that one. Mine on the otherhand is some sort of sign of friendship between the countries or people from those countries. It sais nautical and that makes me think of the boats that took people from Sweden to America during the great emigration. Thank you for your help Jewels! It's a great lead and I'm so greatful! Maybe someone interested in nautical things will know. Thanks!!!!!
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      I just realized there is no nautic category on CW unfortunately. And I also realized I have a delicate problem on my hands, my child was given the belt and uses it while playing cowboy :-)......
    8. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      HAHA! Oh no! Maybe he will sell it to you =)))
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      I wish, maybe this will be his first step in becoming a collector.... I will tell him that it might be worth taking care of it.
    10. Jewels Jewels, 7 years ago
      Ahh yes, perfect! Both of my children collect =)
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      That's nice :-).
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean!
    13. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thanks inky!
    14. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Thankyou Manikin and PhilipDavidAlexandermorris!
    15. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Help needed to find out more information about this Martin patent belt made in England. Anyone who knows anything about the Company or who have insight in nautical items/uniforms on the comersial (nonmilitaryuniforms) side?
    16. aghcollect aghcollect, 7 years ago
      http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=GB&NR=660336
    17. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Aghcollect meny grateful thanks for all your help!! Wow! Thanks for taking the time to help me. Now I see that this was probably made just after worldwar II, at the time England was trying to rebuild itself. This belt buckle is some sort of friendship thing between people in Sweden and America. I have to think about this some more, in what context it came into my family.
    18. aghcollect aghcollect, 7 years ago
      The thing is - you will see a lot of these posted with different center emblems, tennis rackets, navy insignia, golf player, fisherman, etc. - and they all say circa early 1900's - no one bothers to check the patent date for the actual belt and buckle. Just goes to show you that not everything posted on the "sales" sites are truth.
    19. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 7 years ago
      Aghcollect I agree with you. Always keep a critical eye to things. I accept this as newer than I first thought. The reason why I thought it was older was how O thought we got it. But it could ofcourse be the next emigrant generation who sent it to us.
    20. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks DrFluffy!

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