This antique brass advertising desk clip was made to promote ERTEL BROTHERS of Williamsport, Pa. The clip states...PAPER BOX BUILDERS - HOLIDAY & CONFECTIONARY BOXES A SPECIALTY.
These clips were made to keep your papers neat on a desk or you could hang it on the wall (there's a hole on the back) to hang important notes.
The clip design is very Art Nouveau...this is circa 1895. The clip is etched with raised lettering. It measures 2 by 2 3/4 inches. The back is marked 'Made by L.F. Grammes & Sons - Allentown, Pa. U.S.A.
The back shows some nicks/scratches. The front is polished and in very nice condition. The clip spring is tight and secure. This is a great early advertising piece...and it's useful too.
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