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Wendell August Forge vintage costume jewelry

Wendell August Forge vintage costume jewelry

Gingko tree rectangular brooch. 1950s. Wendell August Forge vintage costume jewelry

Wendell August Forge vintage costume jewelry

One of the oldest American companies, WAF manufactures jewelry from various hand-forged metals. The history of the company began in 1923 in Brockway, Pennsylvania. Its founder, Wendell McMinn August (1885-1963), after the closure of his mine began to engage in blacksmithing. Useful household metal crafts, ennobled by grinding and engraving, were in demand far beyond the state. Moreover, WAF was able to expand its business during the Great Depression and during the Second World War. Since jewelry made of pewter, copper, aluminum and bronze successfully competed with items made of silver and gold, in the 1930s-1950s, the company completely switched to the manufacture of jewelry and decorative utensils.
Gradually, gold plated and silver items appeared in the catalogs of the company, as well as items made of leather and glass of their own production. Noteworthy, each piece is unique and individual, as it is still handcrafted by high-class artists and craftsmen.

Ladybug aluminium vintage brooch pin

Ladybug aluminium vintage brooch pin

traditional stamp

The engraving of this hallmark is artisan in itself and absolutely unique. Along with words and letters, the marking includes an image of a silversmith making a product by hand in a workshop

Wendell August Forge vintage costume jewelry

Angel with Lamb vintage brooch. Aluminum

Angel with Lamb vintage brooch. Aluminum

Birdhouse aluminium vintage pendant brooch

Birdhouse aluminium vintage pendant brooch

Farm scene pewter collectible pendant

Farm scene pewter collectible pendant

Floral design textured hand wrought pewter cuff bracelet. Before 1950

Floral design textured hand wrought pewter cuff bracelet. Before 1950

Flower vintage stick pin. Aluminium

Flower vintage stick pin. Aluminium

Handmade aluminum flower can brooch pin

Handmade aluminum flower can brooch pin

Nature design aluminium bracelet

Nature design aluminium bracelet

Nursing a tradition of caring. Made exclusively for District three O.N.A. Bronze brooch. 1997

Nursing a tradition of caring. Made exclusively for District three O.N.A. Bronze brooch. 1997

Engraving indicating the use of bronze and traditional marking

Engraving indicating the use of bronze and traditional marking

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