Location 1907: Whiting & Davis Corporation Plainville, Massachusetts Whiting and Davis was established in 1896 when Charles Whiting and Edward P. They began production of their famous metal mesh bags and changed the name of the company.In 1907, Whiting bought out Davis's interest in the company and incorporated, keeping the company name.
The Whiting & Davis application for trademark indicates they make "Metal Mesh Bags, comprised Wholly or in part of metal that is not precious, in All sizes and forms, both soldered and woven mesh." They give July 29, 1921 as the first use of their logo. The cancellation of the trademark is dated June 21, 2003.
This rare "Moxie" advertising bag was sold at auction in 2003 for $4049.99.
Some have an Art Nouveau or Victorian revival feel to them, and the hinged cuff was used in a big way.
Whiting & Davis marks used during this period include stamps directly into the piece and oval metal hang tags.
(Schiffer Publishers) that Whiting & Davis made cigarette cases and lighters, cosmetic clutches, key rings, wallets, and picture frames in addition to handbags.
Among the other products made by Whiting & Davis to explore: jewelry, clothing, and, believe it or not, safety equipment.
In 1903, Edward Davis received a patent for the hinged bangle bracelet and made jewelry history, according to the Whiting & Davis website.
Until the 1950s, however, Whiting & Davis wasn’t well known for jewelry production.
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In 1989-1990, Anthony Ferrara designed a 0,000 18-karat gold mesh dress and a 0,000 sterling silver dress made of Whiting & Davis mesh for an Absolut vodka campaign.