August 10, 2004, 00:38Harold Visser
E. Howard SERIV Box Hinge
Found this at the National last month. This Nsz (18sz) SerIV Howard left the factory Jan. 1883. Total weight with this 18K case is 6 troy ounces.
August 10, 2004, 00:41Harold Visser
Here is the hallmark, it's a Jeanot & Shiebler case. I'm always impressed with the quality of their cases.
August 10, 2004, 05:16Jim McKinney
It looks as if it could just as well have left the factory in Jan. 2003 except for the fact that "they just don't make 'em like that anymore".
Thanks, very much, for sharing - Harold.