Posted 2 months ago
Hello CW collectors. I'm posting this for MsCrystalship, continuing our recent discussion about Trifari and Coro duette brooches. Here are two Trifari Clipmates. Trifari's version of the duette brooch. Both examples have the distinctive Tifari clip bar mechanism. Unlike Coro who made a unique frame holder for each design. So if you have Coro turtle duette you have to have the right holder to make them a brooch. You can't use the angelfish frame on the turtles. Trifari in standardizing this part was able to simplify manufacture. The top example is unsigned except for the Pat No 2080504. That number is Trifari's mechanism pat number and along with the bar construction says this is a Trifari.