Friday, January 24, 2014

Horse Themed Watch Fob -- Woodbury Whips

This Woodbury Whip Company advertising watch fob included a horseshoe to suggest good luck if you used their whips and crops.

The Woodbury Whip Company is listed in the History and commerce of Rochester illustrated, (1894), by A.F. Parsons New York, publisher.  A paragraph on page 94 (below), and gives the following description and history of the company:

Woodbury Whips could be obtained from sales representives across the country as is evidenced by the postcard (above) from 1913.  The signage on the hood of the car clearly states Woodbury Whip Company.

The reverse side of this postcard reveals the sales representative is located in Omaha, Nebraska.

Sometime after 1910, the Woodbury Whip Company moved from Rochester, New York to a new home in Westfield, Mass. as is discovered on another postcard from around 1920.

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Vintage Woodbury Whip Company watch fobs sell for between $25.00 and $200.00 depending on condition.

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