Handbag enamelled metal mesh and celluloid. End of 1940. Alumesh Whiting and Davis bags. Made in USA.


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Retro handbag late 40s. Alumesh / Celluloid.
Label Alumesh Whiting and Davis bags. Made in USA.
Frame and closure in celluloid. The closure is wallet style.
The closing mechanism by the 2 buttons works well.
The celluloid strap or handle is link chain style.
The outer body of the bag is formed by small round metal tiles glazed with off-white hue give fluidity and movement to the bag.
The interior is made of navy blue coarse grain style fabric with 2 pouches.

"The company was founded when Charles W. Whiting went to work for a chain manufacturing company owned by Edward P. Davis. By 1907, Whiting was a partner in the company and the company was manufacturing silver, gold and metal mesh bags. In 1912, a process for machine-made mesh 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 perforated without removing anything from 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 handle: 15.5 cm or 6 inches.
Handle length: 39 cm or 15 1/2 inches.

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