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A Little Guyot History

Much history is made in 109 years, and along with history being made and milestones being achieved in all corners of the world, companies like Guyot Brothers continued to expand and manufacture their product lines. We thought it might be a worthy investigation to see which items were added to the Guyot line during some particular years. 

Stamped brass filigree without the inside beading. Looks like openwork.

1946 saw the end of World War II. Harry Truman was President of the United States. His Vice-President was Alben Barkely. In July of that year, the bikini was introduced to the fashion world. Benjamin Spock's book on baby and child care was first published, and in October, The United Nations held its first meeting on Long Island. Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed starred in "It's a Wonderful Life". And while all these things were happening, Guyot Brothers, who returned to the manufacture of decorative brass stampings after putting it aside for the sake of the war effort, added these jewelry stampings their line.

Brass filigree about the size of a nickel. Petals alternate beading and no beading.

1963 was a tumultuous year, but we also saw Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa exhibited for the first time in the United States, at the National Art Gallery. The Feminine Mystique was published, The Beatles released their first album, and General Hospital had its debut on ABC. And in this year, the same year that Martin Luther, Jr. delivered his I Have a Dream speech, Guyot Brothers was in their busy corner, and added this array of jewelry findings to their line.

Brass filigree about the size of a nickel. Good for earrings, buttons, pendants,

Fast forward to 1980, and if you're old enough, it will feel like yesterday, not 33 years ago! While Guyot Brothers was expanding its line of decorative findings, the London gold price reached its highest price to date, $850 per ounce, which looks like a low price compared to today's market. The Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, New York, and North Africa and West Asia witnessed a total solar eclipse. The U.S. Census of 1980 counted 226,545,805 people in our country. Mount St. Helens erupted, Pac-Man was released in Japan, and the Empire Strikes Back, the fifth in the Star Wars series hit the big screen, and the first 24 hour news channel, CNN, was launched. Quite a busy year for everyone!

Is there a particular year you would like to know about? Send us an email with your year of interest, and if you would like to, tell us why you chose that year. We will research our archives and publish it in a future e-letter.

If you would like samples and prices of any of the above items or items shown in the linked pages (manufacturers and volume users only, please), send an email to info@guyotbrothers.com and we will send them right away. Please include the item numbers you would like to see along with your name and address with your email.  

Phone 508-222-2000 Fax 508-222-3011 Email info@guyotbrothers.com

 
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