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
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.
Atlas (Hong Kong) AtlasOfHollywoodFla
Bag by Bishop
Bag by Benne
Cache' Spherical Acetate
Charles Foster & Co.: specialized in embedded plastic CharlesFosterCo
Charles S. Kahn: upturned 3-ball latch CharlesSKahnInc
Dorset-Rex & Dorset DorsetProducts
Elsa To see patents and details, click here ElsaManufacturingCo
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
Gus & Arthur Goldberg pg 39 H&A Aug 1956GusArthurGoldberg
Harry Litwin: Coffin Bags, Lucite Block Latch HarryLitwin
Herb Venzer HerbVenzerVenzerCarryals
Jana (horseshoe latch) JanaHandbagInc
Jerry McMillan, Darien Conn.
Jerry of Miami
LeJule Hong Kong
Leslie of Miami LeslieOfMiami
Assemblage with wood, fabris & lucite with rotating clear cylinder lucite latch.
Lindy Acetate Beehive "The Lindy Bag Skokie Ill Made in USA"
Magid: Italy & Hong Kong
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.
Marie M. Deutz MarieMDeutz
Midas of Miami MidasOfMiami
Moonglow Miami (Painted Acetate)
Moonglow N.Y. (Acetate)
MW Handbags (Acetate & Metal)
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
Pamart (Acetate & Metal) Pamart
Patricia of Miami: downturn 3-ball latch PatriciaOfMiami
Pedros St. Paul
PermaPlaque California PermaPlaque
Simplex pg 146 "Handbags" by Ettinger
Stylecraft Miami StylecraftMiami
Suki Originals Miami SukiOfMiami
Tedro Fifth Avenue
Theresa Bag Co.
Whiting & Davis International WhitingDavisCo