Interesting 1930s Shipping Box - Badges From S.M. Spencer Co. to the Chief at Reading, MA Fire Dept.
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Interesting 1930s Shipping Box - Badges From S.M. Spencer Co. to the Chief at Reading, MA Fire Dept.

Code: fdb10000spb

$33.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: Interesting old 1930's shipping box that once shipped fire badges from S. M. Spencer Co. to the Reading, Massachusetts Fire Department. The box shows a 3?? stamp and is addressed: "TOWN OF READING FIRE DEPT. READING MASS. ATTN CHIEF" and beneath it reads: "FROM S. M. SPENCER MFG. CO. Die Sinkers and Engravers, Steel Stamps, Box (?) Stencils, Rubber Stamps Seals, Badges and all Goods connected with the business. 3 CORNHILL, BOSTON, MASS." One side of the box reads: "BADGES" in handwritten ink (see photo).

VINTAGE: Circa

SIZE: Approximately 4-7/8" x 3-3/8"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Heavy card stock, stamp, paper, ink

ATTACHMENT: Box lid fits nicely over bottom of box.

MARKINGS: "S. M. MFG. SPENCER CO. 3 CORNHILL, BOSTON, MASS.", "THIS PACKAGE WAS MAILED S. M. SPENCER MFG. CO. RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED"

ITEM NOTES: This is from a fire and rescue collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay VAX15 LBHX9/15

CONDITION: 5+ (Fine-): The shipping box shows moderate to heavy wear, mostly around edges, the address is clear and the stamp in is moderate condition, the box has seen heavy storage/age wear, but time has only added to the character of this box. Sturdy and shows no broken corners and the lid and bottom fit nicely together.

GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.