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Blue paper Watch glasses box [message #18887] Fri, 22 March 2024 16:13 Go to next message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Description
A dark blue paper box for Gruen double Lentile watch glasses. Assortment AL1 and AL2? Contained 2 times 1 gross (=12x12) glasses.

Period: 1916-1920?
Watch type: for Ladies’’ and Gentlemen’s Wrist Watches
Size: width 17cm, depth 7 cm and height 3cm
Inventor:
Patents: for the Double Lentille trademark 12th may 1916

Box maker: unknown
Crystal maker: unknown Swiss
Box seller: F.J. Boesse&Co, 68 Nassau street, New York

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Re: Blue paper Watch glasses box [message #18888 is a reply to message #18887] Fri, 22 March 2024 16:22 Go to previous message
Jenneke is currently offline  Jenneke
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Location: Netherlands
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The dating is done by looking carefully at the text. In the 1921 Standardized parts they talk about “Gruen double Lentile Crystals”. In the 1917 blue book they mention “gruen double Lentile glasses”. First mentioning on these glasses was in jewelers circular in 1916:
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Two different gross cabinets could be ordered, AL1 for mens, AL2 for ladies. This box contained both.

The glasses have the trademark label, but with Lentile and not double ll Lentille. And some have a swiss label.
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Have a look at this topic for more info: https://vintagegruen.org/vgforum/index.php?t=msg&goto=15 098&&srch=Lentille#msg_15098


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