A fabulous Vintage Whiting and Davis Alumesh Purse handbag is presented. Complete with vintage Celluloid handle, frame and closure, this vintage purse will be just the right vintage accessory for any outfit.
Circa 1940's, this Vintage Whiting and Davis Alumesh purse measures 10 ½ inches in width and 6 1/2 inches in height. The handle measures 14 inches in length. The color of the Alumesh portion of this vintage handbag is an off-white. The chain link handle, closure and frame are an ivory colored vintage plastic. The lining is a deep navy blue colored silk-like fabric with the original label completely intact and reading: ALUMESH WHITING AND DAVIS CO. BAGS. There is also a handy inside pocket. SEE ALL PHOTOS. Whiting & Davis began in 1876 as Wade, Davis & Company in Plainville, Mass. The company is widely recognized for making quality metal mesh handbags. This classic alumesh vintage Whiting and Davis purse is quite indicative of the style made popular by the company. Alumesh was a process that produced enameled aluminum and purses utilizing this, had the look and feel of a vintage beaded purse, being quite pliable. The frame, closure and linked handle of this off white alumesh vintage handbag is made of Vintage Plastic with the look of Vintage Celluloid. The closure is wonderful, being so very Art Deco looking. It has an interlocking closure, with a 1inch Vintage Plastic cylinder overlapping the other.
This Vintage Whiting and Davis purse will make a wonderful daytime or evening vintage accessory and is also a fabulous addition to any collection of vintage handbags.
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