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Red & cream Plaskon boxes - ribbon identifier [message #15492] Wed, 15 September 2021 01:58 Go to next message
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Here are the men’s and women’s boxes, I think early 1940s. Outer box style was used for several years with different interiors.

On this version, ribbon identifies if it is Precision or Veri-Thin. The men’s measures 3.75” x 5.75”, the women’s 2.875” x 4.75”, and there is a different holder for the watch. I have one with a broken base, and I found a mark imprinted in the glue residue: “Rathbun”, from somewhere in NY. Could that be the maker?

Period: 1940s
Watch type: Verithin & Precision
Size: men’s/women’s wristies
Inventor: ??
Patents: ??

Box maker: possibly Rathbun

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Re: Red & cream plastic boxes - ribbon identifier [message #15493 is a reply to message #15492] Wed, 15 September 2021 02:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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Yes it is the maker. They made several others as well.

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Re: Red & cream plastic boxes - ribbon identifier [message #15495 is a reply to message #15493] Wed, 15 September 2021 02:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Plaskon mold again!

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Re: Red & cream plastic boxes - ribbon identifier [message #15496 is a reply to message #15495] Wed, 15 September 2021 02:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Case wrote on Tue, 14 September 2021 20:22
Plaskon mold again!
Mmhmm. There is one patent I know of associated with this box. The hinges. It has a pin less spring hinge.


Matthias
Re: Red & cream plastic boxes - ribbon identifier [message #15503 is a reply to message #15496] Wed, 15 September 2021 16:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barney Green
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The way I see it:
Plaskon is the material.
The Rathbun Molding Corp. is the molder. And yes, they were located in Salamanca, NY, and they were holding the patent for this special spring hinge.
Someone else is the box maker, may be even Gruen themselves, other possibilities are Electric City Box Co or Star Case Co, you name them...


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Re: Red & cream plastic boxes - ribbon identifier [message #15504 is a reply to message #15503] Wed, 15 September 2021 16:58 Go to previous message
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Bernd, absolutely correct, we do not know the designer for this specific box but others have been uncovered.

Matthias

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