Enamelled metal mesh and celluloid handbag. Late 1940. Alumesh Whiting and Davis bags. Made in USA.

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Retro handbag from the late 1940s. Alumesh / Celluloid.
Label Alumesh Whiting and Davis bags. Made in USA.
Celluloid frame and closure. The closure is coin holder style.
The closure mechanism by both buttons works well.
The celluloid strap or handle is chain-to-link style.
The outer body of the bag is formed of small round metal tiles enamelled in off-white hue give fluidity and movement to the bag.
The interior is made of navy blue coarse grain fabric with 2 pockets.

"The company was founded when Charles W. Whiting went to work for a chain manufacturing company owned by Edward P. Davis. In 1907 Whiting was a partner of the company and the company manufactured silver, gold and metal mesh bags. In 1912, a machine-made lattice process was developed and Whiting and Davis bought the patent."

The bag is in very good condition apart from a small manufacturing error. One of the holes connecting the body of the bag to the frame is not punctured without removing anything to the strength of the bag (see photos).

Bag height: 24 cm or 9 1/2 inches.
Bag width: 28 cm or 11 inches.
Fall of the cove: 15.5 cm or 6 inches.
Length of cove: 39 cm or 15 1/2 inches.


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