Gerstendorfer Bros. Sapolin Paint.
Title Watch Fob: SAPOLIN PAINT.
Publisher Green Duck Co. [Chicago].
Seller ID 95-0449
Diecut goldtoned metal of a standing elf decorated in multi-colored enamel & gilt. Back embossed 'Sapolin For Best Gilding Enameling and Staining/ Gerstendorfer Bros. New York/ The Green Duck Co. Chicago'. This firm began as a late 19th century immigrant German gilding company, Gerstendorfer Brothers, which, by 1902, had quickly expanded to include the specialty of the trademarked Sapolin metal paint. Their adaptation to changing American sentiments toward Germans can be seen in their signs, point of purchase displays, brochures and promotional giveaway items. As of WW1, they were using their trademark name Sapolin as their company name instead of Gerstendorfer Brothers to mitigate anti-German prejudice caused by the war. Original strap & buckle show wear o/w Fine.
Advertising Ephemera Gerstendorfer Sapolin