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Those who have an interest in antique buttons may especially enjoy a little history on the items highlighted in today's e-letter.  Originally made for the Lipp Button Company, circa 1937, items

 01439 and 01440 were designed to be used as bases for enameled buttons.   

01439-Flat, 01439, 01797-Flat, 01797, 01440, 01440-Flat, 01796, 01796-Flat

With a material change from copper to brass, they were offered to the costume jewelry industry in 1948, post World War II, during the re-birth of the American costume jewelry industry.

In 1995, the tooling was upgraded, and allowance was made on the smaller piece for four rings and variations thereof, which expanded the versatility of the item to include earrings with drops, double strand necklaces,  a decorative finding for a posted earring top, or by itself as a drop earring .

06996, 07483, 07484, 06996-1R, 07483-1R

The design, having been originally made with crevices for enamel, is ideal for today's modern epoxy fill and paint applications as well as offering lots of surface detail to catch the shadows of an antique finish.  By happy coincidence,  the smaller series takes a Swarovski SS30 (approximately 6 MM) flat back rhinestone very nicely.  Two sizes of a matching item are also a standard for men's formal wear accessories.  

Quite a history for "one little item".

01439, 01439-F, 01440, 01440-F

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

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

 
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