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Vintage Nickel Plate Coffee Brass Paper Clip – Old Townsend Grocery Advertising
This old metal clip is advertising Townsend Wholesale Grocery Company of Maryville, Albany and Creston. More specifically the graphics on the clip are spotlighting a Nickel Plate Coffee tin. I have never come across an actual Nickel Plate can but I’m sure it’s quite spectacular with a rider on horseback as shown on the clip. On either side of the graphics it reads; Prompt Service – Canned Foods Flour Groceries and Provisions. It is made of a nonmagnetic metal which appears to be brass with an anodized background. It also has red enamel behind the word Coffee and possibly a dark brown enamel in the graphics of the tin. The back is stamped; The C.H. Hanson Company – Makers - Chicago. I believe this is from the early 1900’s.
It measures about 2 ¼” wide at the top and about 2 ½” wide at the bottom by 2 9/16” top to bottom. IT is in nice condition with a strong spring that works well. The front has been cleaned but not overly polished but the background may have been darker originally. The back is partially shiny and it appears much of the plating on it has been worn off. Overall it is in fairly good condition with some minor scratch wear and minimal dents. The back is in worse condition than the front.
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