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I finally got fed up with not having my reference material at hand when I see something I haven't identified before. So, starting with an alphabetical list, I will be compiling a quick check ID listing with all the marked bags and their known hardware and diagnostic designs. That way I will always know where to find the information and all of you can use it too! Let me know if it is helpful and email with additions, corrections and ideas. This will include makers who used Lucite and other plastics. Click the maker link to see bag examples and whatever history that is know about the company.

Andre' of Cincinnati AndreHandbagsInc


Arnold
See details of bags at ArnoldBags
Arnold bags were often marked with an acetate label and are sometimes found without their label. Fortunately their hardware is quite distinctive.

This unusual metal cylinder latch adorns a white lucite box bag with starlight trim. It is marked with incised lettering on the interior latch.

In a unique take on the clutch, Arnold used this flexible metal latch as a closure for their woven acetate bags.

A log cabin style white Lucite Arnold bag latches with a pair on interior metal fittings. The screw heads in the lid are hidden by half round Lucite dots, a techniques used by other makers like Llewellyn, Wilardy and Rialto. Not the reverse bent long handle pins, curved back into the bag's body. This technique is also seen in early Llewellyn bags.


Ascot Ascot


Atlas (Hong Kong) AtlasOfHollywoodFla


Bag by Bishop


Bag by Benne


Bailey Bag


Barbara Bolan


Bircraft


Cache' Spherical Acetate


Charles Foster & Co.: specialized in embedded plastic CharlesFosterCo
Handles hardware is simple rivets through body or lid, but with decorative metal heads on the rivets. Latch AND the latch hinged mounting are the same embedded Lucite material. The latch clips over a metal peg to fasten.


Charles S. Kahn: upturned 3-ball latch CharlesSKahnInc


Coblentz CoblentzBagCo


Delill DelillCreationsCo


Dorset-Rex & Dorset DorsetProducts


Dover DoverHandbagCoInc


Elsa To see patents and details, click here ElsaManufacturingCo
Scallop body acetate bag Design patent #168,376 Abe Rothman 1952. Design used a Presto Latch PrestoLockCompany and molded acetate handles with no metal fittings, just a molded stub that was inserted through the body and pressed flat on the ends.

Acetate 2-tier bag patent D-163,037, issued to Willima H. Hardy April 24, 1951. Acetate molded handle supports, "S" curve swivel hardware and wolded acetate latch attachment.


Evans Case Co. EvansCaseCo


Feiner Bags Did they maker Roban or was it a separate company? They made the Roban line. Add makers mark here


Florida Handbags: Upturned 3-ball latch FloridaHandbags


France France


Fre-Mor Fre-MorMfgCorp


Gilli GilliOriginals


Goldcrest GoldcrestFashionsInc


Goldstrom


Gus & Arthur Goldberg pg 39 H&A Aug 1956GusArthurGoldberg


Hardy


Harry Litwin: Coffin Bags, Lucite Block Latch HarryLitwin


Herb Venzer HerbVenzerVenzerCarryals


Hong Kong


Ilene IleneBags


Italy Italy


Jana (horseshoe latch) JanaHandbagInc
Jana produced a few lucite bags, probably made in Italy in the early 60s under their label.


Janet David


Jerry Originals


Jerry McMillan, Darien Conn.


Jerry of Miami


JoJan Jo-JanCreations


Joyce Frances


Judith Leiber


Koret KoretInc


Lady London


LeJule Hong Kong


Leslie of Miami LeslieOfMiami

Assemblage with wood, fabris & lucite with rotating clear cylinder lucite latch.


Lewis LewisPursesInc


Lily-Bet Lily-Bet
Label indicates the bags were imported and the presence of the "U" shaped handle mount with the single rivet might point to Hong Kong as the source of production of the majority of archived examples availalbe.


Lin-Bren LinBrenProductsCorp


Lindy Acetate Beehive "The Lindy Bag Skokie Ill Made in USA"


Lisette


Llewellyn LlewellynInc


Maddox France


Magid: Italy & Hong Kong
For examples click AIMagidCoInc
Magid was late to Lucite bags and imported their marked bags from Italy and Hong Kong manufacturers.

White Lucite box bag ca. 1965 Magid, Hong Kong. Note similarity to Atlas Hong Kong Hinges and handle hardware. While this handle hardware appears to be crafted of Lucite, not metal, this "U" shaped hardware, mounted with a single rivet may be diagnostic of Hong Kong manufacture.


Majestic MajesticMetalSpecialties


Marie M. Deutz MarieMDeutz


Max Rubin


Maxim Maxim


Merle Norman


Meyers MeyersManufacturingCo


Midas of Miami MidasOfMiami


Moonglow Miami (Painted Acetate)


Moonglow N.Y. (Acetate)


MW Handbags (Acetate & Metal)


Myles: Downturn 3-ball latch MylesOriginals
Swivel-It Style #1152 Patented to Abe Aberman December 1, 1953 Swivel-It Patent

Myles applied their mirrors by blocking them onto the lid with rectangles of clear lucite. Downturnes 3-ball latch and brass peg handle hardware.

Myles 3-D Piggyback Vanity Bag


Nelson Originals


NSB Japan


Pamart (Acetate & Metal) Pamart


Patricia of Miami: downturn 3-ball latch PatriciaOfMiami


Pedros St. Paul


PermaPlaque California PermaPlaque
Illustrated on page 207 of Berkson's "Carry Me" and unidentified, all known examples have the clear lucite knot handle mounted on brass peg-style hinge hardware. All have clear spherical feet embedded lid designs and clear lucite latch tri. Mechanism is unknown.


Plastic Jewel


Pierre Cardin


Ranhill RanhillCorporation


Rialto RialtoProducts


Ritter RitterRitterInc


Riviera RivieraBagInc


Ronay RonayHandbags


Rosenfeld RosenfeldHarryRosenfeld


Shoreham


Silver Bags


Simplex pg 146 "Handbags" by Ettinger


Siran Originals


Solar


Spain Spain


Stylecraft Miami StylecraftMiami


Suki Originals Miami SukiOfMiami


Tano Madrid


Tedro Fifth Avenue


Temple PA


Theresa Bag Co.


Toro


Tyrolean TyroleanHandbags


Vignols


Walborg WalborgCorporation


Weisner WeisnerOfMiamiInc


Whiting & Davis International WhitingDavisCo


Wilardy Wilardy


Ziegfield Creations


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