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Paper Holder

Description

Stand (A) and holder (B) to maintain an object open and upright for reading. Could be used for a book, newspaper, menu card, etc. Silverplated. Base is hexagonal topped by two stepped circular layers into which the holder is screwed. The holder is fashhioned of sturdy curved wire. Two curves support the object from behind, a third makes a small lip that holds it at the bottom and a forth holds it at the center front. The center front wire is topped by a small round ball finial.

Details

Maker
Wilcox Silver Plate Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
ca. 1913
Inscriptions
"MADE & GUARANTEED BY / WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO / 2 / PAT'D MAR 25, 1913 / NO. 1057393" (Silver mark include two crossed hammers)
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
silver (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Connecticut (United States)
Meriden (New Haven county, Connecticut)
Descriptive terms
Holder, Placecard
holders (containers)
silver (metal)
Dimensions
2 (H), 4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.1515AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
187780

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