Location February 1950:
Location December 1955:
Lin-Bren Products Corporation
February 1950 "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," page 100 announces the new shoroom on Fifth Avenue.
Opens New Showroom
Lin Bren Products Corp., manufacturers of compacts and carryalls has opened a new showroom at 355 Fifth Avenue, New York.
Lin-Bren made some highly collectible bags, of special interest to collectors interested in vanity bags, fitted bags or those with buit-in compacts.
Our "Disappearing Handle" Clutch Bag is one of the most important advances in the carryall and handbag field in recent years. When you see it, we're sure you'll agree with us that it opens a new avenue to extra sales and profits. You'll sell a lot of them at the popular $2.98 retail price. We are offering every possible promotional assistance to retailers featuring the original and authentic "Disappearing Handle" Clutch Bag, by Lin-Bren, with a matching compact (our own manufacture), and a lucite comb.
WE MEAN BUSINESS — BIG BUSINESS FOR YOU
If you would like to join the increasing number of stores cashing in on the terrific appeal of this item, we suggest you or your representative visit us on your next trip to New York. A Natural for Spring Selling — See Our Spring Line Today!"
The patent listed Patent Number 2,725,088 was granted to Max Kaplan of the Bronx, NY on November 29, 1955.
Lin-Bren Receives Patent
"The U.S. Patent Office has issued a patent for Lin-Bren Products 'Disappearing Handle' clutch bag. This item is a fitted envelope bag with a top handle that either lifts up for use or pushes down to lie flat against the top of the bag." (Handbags & Accessories December 1955, page 46)