Vintage late 1950s boxed men’s jewelry set from Swank pairing square silvertone cuff links and tie clip with engine-turned corner accents is unused deadstock.
The 5/8” square cuff links have toggle backs and are marked “SWANK” on the backs as well as inside one shank.
The 1 ¾” long by ¼” wide tie clip is marked “SWANK” on the back of the alligator clip mechanism.
Black metal presentation box is satin-lined and has the company’s heraldic logo of crowned shield with rampant lion on it and crossed swords behind.
Swank was established as a men’s jewelry corporation in the mid-1930s by the turn-of-the-twentieth-century Attleboro Manufacturing Company of Massachusetts. In the late 1940s, financially robust after its wartime production of tools, machine gun parts, and military decorations for the US government, Swank expanded into men’s accessories and leather goods while cementing its role as the world’s largest manufacturer of men’s jewelry.
Photo #7 shows 1957 and 1958 ads for similar Swank boxed sets, which came in silver- or goldtone options, were designed with engine turned corner accents, and included tie clips made “shorter for the narrower ties”.
This handsome deadstock set is in excellent, even pristine condition.
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