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Paper box Wristlet [message #18214] Tue, 18 April 2023 19:54 Go to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Description
The light brown cardboard/paper box has a brown rim. The lid is not flat. The watch holder is made from brown velvet. Inisde the lid is silk with “Gruen Wristlet” and “The most beautiful in America”.

Period: 1915-1917?
Watch type: ladies silk ribbon wristlet
Size: H=2.5 cm W=9.7 cm D=4.8 cm
Inventor: unknown
Patents: unknown

Box maker : Maybe Dennison Mfg Company? No markings though.

Other: dating of this box is done by looking at advertisements. For a short period Gruen mentioned the “most beautiful..” in their ads.

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Example advertisement on hifi archiv ( https://www.hifi-archiv.info/Uhren-Werbung/Gruen/Gruen%20191 5%20101.jpg).




You can only waste time if you forget to enjoy it - Loesje

[Updated on: Tue, 18 April 2023 20:07]

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Re: Paper box Wristlet [message #18215 is a reply to message #18214] Tue, 18 April 2023 20:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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What also could help with dating the box, is the wristlet.

The watch that was inside, was the left one. The right one came with it, so could also be the original watch.

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Botch watches have a gruen 1/10 clasp. Slightly different in markings.
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The clasp on the right has a patent date:
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Re: Paper box Wristlet [message #18221 is a reply to message #18215] Wed, 19 April 2023 16:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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Here is the patent you mentioned you were looking for, Bugbee & Niles Co, 51860, 3-12-18.


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Matthias

[Updated on: Wed, 19 April 2023 16:38]

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Re: Paper box Wristlet [message #18222 is a reply to message #18221] Wed, 19 April 2023 16:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ephemerald
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& She has a sister patent, 51861.


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Matthias
Re: Paper box Wristlet [message #18224 is a reply to message #18222] Wed, 19 April 2023 18:31 Go to previous message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Great! Looked it up and no mentioning of Gruen in the text. And no B&N on my clasp. Strange.

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