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Posted 8 months ago

valentino97
(622 items)

Egg yolk (originally white) carved freeform bakelite clip marked Pat 1852188 on the clip hardware.

Thank you Kyratango!! You identified the 1931 patent and mfg of clip as Geo H Fuller and Son from Rhode Island. It's hard to believe this glossy delight is at least 80 years old :-)

Mystery Solved

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  1. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
    Thank you Fort for your love :-)
  2. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 8 months ago
    Took a ride to Cambria today that has streets of antigue malls.
    One shop had a whole wall of bakelite!
    I had no idea these changed color, I like this color more than white.
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
    I agree Ms.Crystal -white is just blah. :-)
  4. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
    Hi Valentino!
    Found this:
    https://www.google.com/patents/US1852188

    Numéro de publication US1852188 A
    Type de publication Octroi
    Date de publication 5 avr. 1932
    Date de dépôt 17 févr. 1931
    Date de priorité 17 févr. 1931
    Inventeurs Phinney Elisha A
    Cessionnaire d'origine Geo H Fuller & Son Company
  5. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
    Thank you Kyra! I appreciate you looking this up for me. SO, we know the clip hardware is at least as old as 1931 and most likely the bakelite part was carved in the 30's. Right during the depression - but probably 25 cents at a dime store to brighten someone's day.

    The company is over 148 years old and based in Pawtuckett, Rhode Island (costume jewelry capital of USA!) They specialized in metal and fine metal jewelry findings and diversified over the years as all companies do.

    I'm sure they sold these spring clips all over the world - and in particular to a company that specialized in bakelite!

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