Antique Edwardian yellow gold filled woven link pocket watch fob with seal, signed Bates and Bacon. The seal has never been monogrammed and is suitable for engraving. Measures 4" x 5/8" wide. The seal measures 11/16" x 11/16" x 1/4". The swivel chain attachment measures 5-1/4" in length. Maker marked "Bates & Bacon" on the swivel. Bates & Bacon- (Attleboro, Massachusetts). Also hallmarked "PATD SEPT 22, 03" on the back (design patent which would have lasted 14 years). In excellent condition, with very slight age appropriate wear, the clips and swivel all function securely.
The Bates & Bacon jewelry manufacturing company- (Attleboro, Massachusetts) was a very well known company for their high quality gold filled pocket watch cases as well as gold filled lockets, pocket watch chains, and jewelry. Joseph M. Bates entered into a partnership with George M. Bacon in Attleboro, MA in 1868. The Great Attleboro Fire of 1898 destroyed their factory along with many other prominent jewelry manufacturing companies in a 4 mile radius.
"On May 18, 1898, fire swept through the heart of Attleboro, incinerating four acres of prime downtown real estate and almost obliterating the city's thriving jewelry industry. In just under three hours, it wiped out 16 factories and threw 1,500 men and women out of work. Newspaper accounts of the day called it a fiend, a roaring volcano, a crushing calamity."- The Sun Chronicle. We have lots of info regarding this, please contact us if interested in it.
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