Vintage Art Deco miniature yellow gold filled pocket knife fob, pendant, charm, necklace, two stainless steel signed Voos blades, signed Simmons. Measures 2-5/8" not including the bail. In very good condition. Circa 1940s. Cute for a charm or pendant, but originally used as a fob on a gents pocket watch chain. The folding blades snap firmly into place. Marked "VOOS Stainless" on the blades and "Simmons" on the bail. Circa 1930s - 1940s. J357
*R.F. Simmons- Attelboro, MA. Founded in 1873 by Robert Fitz Simmons, acquired in 1962 by Jostens.
*Voos USA c.1919-1981. "An arrow through the name. A trademark used by New Haven Hardware Specialty Company".
FYI: Ernest Voos c 1879-1919. Ernest Voos was an immigrant from Germany. He opened a shop in New Haven, Connecticut making scissors, shears, knives, and razors. They eventually grew to be quite an enterprise, becoming the New Haven Hardware Specialty Company in 1919.
Also: Voos Stainless c 1924-1981. This marking was the trademark of the New Haven Hardware Specialty Company, 161-165 Porter Street, New Haven Connecticut. They were originated in 1879 when Ernest Voos opened a shop in New Haven and began making pocket knives.
The New Haven Hardware Company was incorporated in 1919 and took over Voos' business. On November 5, 1925, they suffered a $12,000 loss when a fire broke out in their plant. They were well insured and continued business as usual.
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Vintage Art Deco miniature gold filled pocket knife fob, pendant, charm, necklace, two stainless steel signed Voos blades, signed Simmon