Vintage Metal Advertisement Handy String Holder in Original Box Produced by C.E. Erickson Inc. of Des Moines, Iowa, this wonderful vintage string holder advertises “There’s No Strings On Our Service” for the business of C. Leslie Johnson of Princeton, Il. The three digit phone number is an indication of its age. The white metal holder is adorned with two red flower pots. The bottom reads By Erickson – Des Moines. The smudged writing along the bottom is a manufacturing flaw. The string holder is in unused condition. It comes with the original ball of string and the original screws still sealed in the envelope. The box is pristine.