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Telephone Dial Compact

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Telephone Dial Compact

Type: 
Flapjack-style compact
Material(s): 
Silvertone metal & enameling
Designer/Maker: 
D. Evans Case Co.
Markings: 
Marked "Evans" on interior of bottom lid
Origin: 
North Attleboro, MA
Date or Era: 
1950'S
Dimensions: 
4 in. diameter
Additional Information: 
An example of a "flapjack" style loose powder compact. The telephone dial lid is black enamel with embossed silvertone circles and black numerals and letters. The large silver cartouche on the center of the lid was for a monogram, or as in this case "Betty" and her telephone number. The inside has a framed mirror. Considered both a novelty as well as a flapjack style, so named because the round, thin compact resembles a pancake. Flapjacks came in 4 sizes: cookie, baby, standard, and super.

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