Rare circa 40’s charm bracelet is in excellent vintage condition. The charm has two small genuine diamonds and both have great life. Reads Timken in the slight raised square cartouche in the middle of the three sided orb. Timken was a rock division company started in 1946. Lloyd Garfield Bally Balfour ( LBG) designed this piece. See history below. The back of the charm is marked LBG and 1-510KER this metal mark normally meant the material was a mixed plate with 10K gold and sometimes sterling. The bracelet chain is a gorgeous open cut link with secure circle clasp. It is marked 1 20 12K GF on the clasp. The charm and bracelet are both in excellent condition.
Measures on charm 3/4th”L just under 3/4th”W. Bracelet is 7 1/2”W.

History and information

Lloyd Garfield "Bally" Balfour was a native of Kentucky he founded the L.G. Balfour Company on Friday, June 13, 1913. The business grew from a small nucleus of skilled craftsmen led by Mr. Balfour in a facility in Attleboro, Massachusetts.
In 1922, Balfour set up a new department to manufacture and sell high school class rings and insignia. In 1923, Balfour introduced the first multi-year contract plans for schools.

During WWI, Balfour was called upon to produce military insignia for the U.S. Armed Forces. After the war, we developed new product lines including high school and college rings, pins, commercial insignia, stationery, diplomas and awards.

During World War II, Balfour produced a variety of war-time medals and other products in support of our armed services. Shortly thereafter, Balfour manufactured the first press badge for the Boston Red Sox, beginning forty successive years of making ninety percent of all the baseball World Series press badges. Also, DuPont became the company's first major recognition products account.

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charm 3/4th”L just under 3/4th”W. Bracelet is 7 1/2”W.

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