Sherman Detective Agency letter opener

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Description (Brief)
Plastic letter opener with black print and scroll design around handle. It is an advertisement for Sherman Detective Agency in Boston, Mass., which is listed as a strike-breaking detective agency in the American Federation of Labor: History, Encyclopaedia, Reference Book Volume 1; 1919.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1915
maker
Whitehead & Hoag Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
referenced
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2.5 cm x 21.1 cm; in x 8 5/16 in
overall: 1/8 in x 8 5/16 in x 1 in; .3175 cm x 21.11375 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1231
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.1231
subject
labor issues
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

I have one of these letter openers inscribed on the reverse to Lieut George E Saxton.
I have one that has the name Justice Charles F. Stone.

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