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Location June 1949:
American Mirror Works
88 Lincoln Ave.
Bronx 54, N.Y.

Location October 1955:
American Mirror Works
88 Lincoln Ave.
N.Y. 55

Solving Mirror Problems since 1918

Mirrors made by specialist manufacturers like American Mirror Works were used by many handbag companies and retailers. Sometimes the only mark on a bag will be the logo of the bag maker or retailer on the mirror that was included with the handbag.

Display ad "Handbag Buyer" June 1949, page 70

January 1954 Handbags & Accessories, page 78 illustrates a variety of mirror shapes available from American Mirror Works, then a division of Barnet Mirror Co. of New York.

January 1954 Handbags & Accessories, page 9 is a full page display ad with logos from many bags makers that used their Mongram Mirrors!


The 1950's

Half page ad "Handbags & Accessories" October 1955, page 49

Memo to HANDBAG MANUFACTURER
Mr. Ruskin might have written these famous lines with your problem in mind! How many times have you heard about a most attractive handbag model one that looked like a natural in the factory yet died an "unaccountable" death on the sales counter
because the manufacturer was looking to save a few pennies on a vital accessory - THE MIRROR!

A clouded, spotty or inferior mirror is a sure SALES-KILLER! Why take chances, when you can guarantee your sales potential with the best mirror available at a price well within your cost picture?
THE AMERICAN MIRROR is a genuine electro-coppcrplated mirror made by a galvanic process that insures permanent overall brilliance, with no spotting or clouding.
May we suggest you call or write for an appointment with our representative today. America's Leading Supplier to America's Leading Handbag Manufacturers

American Mirror Works
est. 1918 div. of Barnet Mirror Corp.,
88 Lincoln Ave.
N. Y. 54
CYpress 2-8100

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