Posted 9 days ago
I had acquired these at an auction for very little money.
The Venn Diagram clip was most likely a promo from The P. Ballantine Brewing Company, now defunct, of Newark, NJ. The three rings signify their motto "Purity, Body, Flavor". This clip would date from the 40s to early 50s.
The PP&L (Pennsylvania Power and Light Company) represents a safety award, and most likely is from the late 50s-early 60s. It is of a Silvertone finish.
The Bonney Tools wrench tie clip is of a Goldtone finish, and from its length would be dated from the mid 50s.
The last is a clip promoting General Motors' EMD (Electro-Motive Division) SD40 or SD45 Diesel electric locomotive. This clip is marked on its reverse "Mercury Industries". From its length and subject matter, this could be dated from the mid 60s.