New logo variation and OLD box!

Hi all!

I hope this post finds you all well.

Pretty exciting news this time.  For reference, post #28 from June would be good to review as I am going to add to that information.

While doing the usual cruising of the web and e-bay, I came across a Tall Fluted Feet box similar to a couple I own.  However, this box came with a special bonus!  Written on the bottom paper label is a note stating the box was received as a gift “for my graduation- 1937 class MCHS.”  The box was offered as “Best Offer” and I snatched it up for a fair price.  As you will see on the label below, the retailer was Mier Wolf & Sons which was in Mason City (MC), IA  – the same place I found it.  I received the box from Mason City today.  So, once again, unless I find something to the contrary, I am going to date this style of box circa 1937 – 78 years old!

As I compared this TFF to other TFF’s I own, I found the logo is slightly different -and therefore unique.  Again referencing photos provided in post 28, I noticed the “ears” (in this 1937 box) next to the rectangle are narrower or skinnier.  Believe me…I am looking at both of them in person…

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So, the change from THBF to TFF occurred somewhere between 1935 and 1937 – this is very exciting to find!  I have added this information to my documented chronology.

Also, I learned a lesson.  If I wouldn’t have purchased the box and wasn’t able to compare it to the other I have, I wouldn’t have noticed the difference in the logo with just a picture on e-bay.  I don’t really want to buy every box I come across but when it comes to verifying age, it may be necessary.

I still have yet to find anyone with more information about these boxes than me.  I’m not bragging – I’m begging…someone out there can help….please get in touch with me!

Until next time…

Chad

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