|Title||Tin: K&E Stamped Steel Thumb Tacks, 2677-0, 3/8 in., 25 in box. Made by Keuffel & Esser Co., n.d., ca. 1936 to 1943.|
|Collection||Keuffel & Esser Company Collection|
|Credit||Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.|
Box: K&E Stamped Steel Thumb Tacks, 2677-0, 3/8 inch, 25 in box. Made by Keuffel & Esser Co., New York and Hoboken, no date, circa 1936 to 1943. Two piece stamped metal container, 1-5/8" wide x 1" deep x 1/2" high; painted metal sliding top with printing top and sides; plain metal tray. Original contents not present.
Item is only found in the 38th edition catalog of 1936 and is not found in the previous edition (1927) or the next one, the 39th edition (interim war edition) of 1943. (Wartime restrictions resulted in many items being eliminated or their packaging changed.)
It is apparently the only tack item found offered in a package of 25 in any of the catalogues from 1900-1960 (usually it was a container of 100 or a card with one dozen - although a 50 piece container was offered for this size at the same time the one here was being sold.)
|Year Range from||1939|
|Year Range to||1943|