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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#91 Post by retroworx » Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:13 am

Roosevelt had (wisely) commandeered/converted some factory production before America's entry into the war, so that might explain a pre-war shortage?
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#92 Post by inatime » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:24 pm

retroworx wrote:How 'bout this box, folks:
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Any idea of the time period? The feet are painted wood with nails affixing them to what I also believe to be a wood case which is covered with decorative textured paper. It says "Hamilton" on the outer lid, though it is faded somewhat, and has the ribboned name inside as well. The interior base is lined with blue velvet.
I don't recall seeing any responses to this post. Would a 1933 Putnam have been presented in this or were the bakelite boxes in play by then?
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#93 Post by retroworx » Sat Jul 09, 2016 2:50 am

inatime wrote:I don't recall seeing any responses to this post. Would a 1933 Putnam have been presented in this or were the bakelite boxes in play by then?
Funny you should mention that box, I glanced over at it the other day and was thinking that it was the next mystery that we should solve. ;)

Re the Putnam: It's my understanding that would still be in one of the blue boxes, pre-Bakelite. Not sure if it should be the square or round-cornered version, though. ( square corner comes before the round corner)
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#94 Post by Mugea » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:36 am

Here are the images of the box Patrick was referred to (page 2 of the thread):


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Well, this “coffin type box” (reminds me a little bit of a coffin) still was shown in the 1935 catalog, page 4:

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So I assume, this coffin box still was available in 1935. Maybe this box really would a good candidate for a Putnam.

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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#95 Post by inatime » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:48 am

Excellent, we are getting closer! Now I need to find one or both of these.
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#96 Post by retroworx » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:08 am

Mugea wrote:So I assume, this coffin box still was available in 1935. Maybe this box really would a good candidate for a Putnam.
GREAT FIND, MARTIN! Thanks so much!!! Image
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#97 Post by Mugea » Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:16 am

Here's my newest, an early Thin-o-matic box of 1959 I recently bought from René via ebay (I guess and hope, the other boxes René sold will be presented here soon). Filled with a T-501.
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René described it as a 1959 box , but I guess, this box was used for the thin-o-matics in 1960 also. It seems to me, the successor (the black asymmetric box) appeared late in 1960, early in 1961 - judging from a photo shown in "Timely Topics" Jan/Feb issue of 1961.

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These asymmetric boxes weren't used for thin-o-matics only, but also for Thinlines:

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P.S: just for Susan: a photo showing her some years ago - at least, I guess so. Or can you imagine any other girl/woman looking with such an excitement at a boxed Electric? :lol: :mrgreen:

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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#98 Post by retroworx » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:36 pm

P.S: just for Susan: a photo showing her some years ago - at least, I guess so. Or can you imagine any other girl/woman looking with such an excitement at a boxed Electric? :lol: :mrgreen:
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Image
(I guess and hope, the other boxes René sold will be presented here soon)
When I saw Rene's boxes all lined up in my eBay watch list I thought that they made a great visual box timeline. I was going to ask his permission to use the photos and his titles/dates to cobble something together for this thread. Eventually. :P

Looks like you made a great score: the photo of the set is smashing!
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#99 Post by inatime » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:52 pm

Mugea wrote:Here are the images of the box Patrick was referred to (page 2 of the thread):


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Well, this “coffin type box” (reminds me a little bit of a coffin) still was shown in the 1935 catalog, page 4:

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So I assume, this coffin box still was available in 1935. Maybe this box really would a good candidate for a Putnam.

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So I scoured the 1938 catalog to see the Bakelite was introduced then, 3 years after the Putnam production. From the 1938 catalog: "this distinguished new box". While that quote is attached to the page showing women's models, I'm assuming as the Bakelite is shown further in the catalog with men's model and doesn't appear in prior year catalogs, I can assume it was introduced for men and women in 1938.
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Re: Hamilton Boxes

#100 Post by Mugea » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:58 pm

Patrick,
inatime wrote: So I scoured the 1938 catalog to see the Bakelite was introduced then, 3 years after the Putnam production. From the 1938 catalog: "this distinguished new box". While that quote is attached to the page showing women's models, I'm assuming as the Bakelite is shown further in the catalog with men's model and doesn't appear in prior year catalogs, I can assume it was introduced for men and women in 1938.
I also noted from the 1938 catalog the emphasis on "the new boxes" - see especially pages 2 and 14 of the 1938 catalog :

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Note also: the Contour is displayed in a normal box.

But in 1935 at least were ivory boxes were already available - the square boxes with the brass (?) guarantee certificate plate on the underside you'll see from time to time on ebay - like this one:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HAMILTO ... 2130995105

See page 5 of the 1935 catalog where this square box is shown:

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