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Antique Anchor Brand Wringer Washer Sales Tags Dated: Feb. 28, 1914 - $45 (near Stockbridge)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: Anchor Brand
model name / number: Lovell Manufacturing Co.
The Lovell Manufacturing Company of Erie, PA, began making wringer washer machines and their parts in 1881. The company also made rat and mouse traps, cash registers, bed springs and its most famous product—ball bearings.

Lovell Mfg. Had the edge on its wringer washer competitors during the early 1900s because of its patented ball bearing system, which is shown on one side of one of the sales tag.

This is a two-part tag held together by string. It was made by the Denison Co. out of Philadelphia and was used for both the salesmen and buyers of wringer washers.

The reddish shield tag (3 1/2 x 3 inches) has the Anchor Brand logo on one side and the warranty on the bank, along with the buyer’s name, place purchased (Charlotte, MI), and date of purchase (Feb. 28, 1914). The company guarantee its rollers for a lifetime, with proper care.

The other tag is yellow (4 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches). On one side is a reminder to salesmen to ask the purchaser to oil the ball bearings before use along with other use instructions at the bottom.

My favorite part of the tags Is the graphics depicting the design for Lovell’s patented ball bearing system with a reminder to competitors that it was “Patented Jan. 21, 1898.”

I’ve seen plenty of these antique machines out there, but never the tags that were attached to them over a hundred years ago.

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