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#1 RogerRamjet

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 03:07

I have had my eye on this display case for a few weeks.  Bit the bullet and bought it last weekend.  I added the lower shelf and the green felt fabric.  The case has been restored and I do believe that it may have had mirrors on the back 2 doors.  What do you think ... was there probably a mirror on each door or not?

 

The name plate on the back top says "Made by Specialty Display Case Co. Kendallville, Indiana"

 

Gives me a great place to display my Sioux City collection (from left to right):  Houston Fountain Pen with a Houston 3 nib, Snapfil fountain pen with a Houston 2 nib, Jiffy pen with a Jiffy 2 nib and a Snapfil pen with a missing nib.  Now, I just need more Sioux City pens (and even a Kaligraph pencil or 3) since I do live in ... Sioux City, Iowa. 

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#2 DaveT

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 03:13

That's great!! Is there evidence of mirrors mounted to the doors?

What years do you think that was used?

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#3 RogerRamjet

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 15:51

No evidence of mirrors but in researching I did see a similar case with mirrors on the doors.  Personally, I like the wood instead of mirrors.

 

I believe this case would be from the early to middle 1920's since this is when they would have been manufactured.



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Posted 12 March 2016 - 17:18

if you like the wood doors then i wouldn't worry about mirrors and leave it be. i also like it with out the mirrors.



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 00:02

Don't wreck the fantastic look you have as it stands. Mirrors no way!

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 01:06

Between this and other things I've seen posted here, I might have to start frequenting antique stores.

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 02:10

I'll have to snap a photo of my Snapfil countertop display case -- think you'll like it!



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Posted 13 March 2016 - 02:58

Yes, David!  I definitely would like to see it!!


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 19:04

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Just a phone snapshot. No trays, I'm afraid. Would take three, I think.


Edited by Vintagepens, 14 March 2016 - 19:05.


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Posted 18 April 2016 - 23:06

David, LOVE the case!!  Should you ever think of parting ways with it, I would be interested in it. :) 



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Posted 19 April 2016 - 01:00

I'll keep you in mind for it. Will you be at the Chicago show this year?



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Posted 08 May 2016 - 19:58

David, Sorry for the late response but have been "offline" for a couple of weeks.  I was not able to go to Chicago this year but maybe another.  I would have loved to be there to hunt for some more Houston/Snapfil/Jiffy pens from Sioux City! :)   I hope you had a good time.



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Posted 09 May 2016 - 03:26

It was a great show -- looks like Chicago is back on the pen show map again!







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