'j.b. Side-spring Corsets' Sterling Silver Advertising Thimble, Chester 1910
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'j.b. Side-spring Corsets' Sterling Silver Advertising Thimble, Chester 1910:
'J.B. SIDE-SPRING CORSETS' Sterling Silver
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Small size 13 sterling silver advertising thimble by Henry Griffith & Sons Ltd formerly of 131 Warstone Lane, Birmingham (their address in 1910). Made for the Manchester based J.B. Corset Company. Plain dimpled top over a reeded border with the lettering (in relief) "J·B·SIDE-SPRING CORSETS" between two stars. Hallmarked on the rim: 13 (the size), HG&S LTD (for Henry Griffith & Sons which was the mark used from 1898 until 1912 though the mark is a bit rubbed), the lion passant for sterling silver, the Chester (town shield) Assay Office mark and the date letter script "K" for 1910. In excellent condition - in round, with no holes, dents, damage or repairs. Height approx. 2 cm; internal base diameter 1.4 cm; weight 1.7 grams.
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