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  Gold-Silver Mold - Calkins.JPG - CALKINS 40 OZ SILVER MOLD - Iron gold and silver bar mold, marked THE CALKINS CO. L A. CAL along top edge with 40-OZ S. on lower edge, outside measurements: 7 1/2 in. long by 2 3/4 in. across top and 2 in. high; inside: 4 1/16 in. by 1 11/16 in. by 1 1/2 in. deep, weighs 4 lbs., carbide cap lamp shown for scale [The Calkins Co. of Los Angeles, CA was a supplier of assaying equipment around the turn of the century.  This mold was purchased by the previous owner at The Barn Antiques, Saratoga, CA on 1/19/64.  Both the 1909 Calkins Company Catalogue, pg. 160, and the 1911 Justinian Caire catalog, pg. 185, list this mold with a capacity of 40 oz. silver or 96 oz. gold at a cost of $0.75.  Scans of the 1909 Calkins Company Catalogue are shown in my catalog section.  The Los Angeles Business Directories show The Calkins Co. was formed shortly after 1900 with Justinian Caire of San Francisco as president, Charles Weir as vice president, and H. J. Parsons as the store manager.  The listings show the company sold assayers supplies, chemicals, and zinc shavings and was located at 348 N. Main St. in Los Angeles in 1909.  The 1920 Los Angeles Business Directory lists the address at that time at 934 S. Main St.  As shown in the next pic, a letterhead for the Justinian Caire Co. of San Francisco on a letter dated March 10, 1909 to Mr. A. A. Heeser of the Mendocino Beacon and signed by Justinian Caire also lists The Calkins Co. on the letterhead suggesting ownership of the company by the Caire Co.]  
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Gold-Silver Mold - Calkins | CALKINS 40 OZ SILVER MOLD - Iron gold and silver bar mold, marked THE CALKINS CO. L A. CAL along top edge with 40-OZ S. on lower edge, outside measurements: 7 1/2 in. long by 2 3/4 in. across top and 2 in. high; inside: 4 1/16 in. by 1 11/16 in. by 1 1/2 in. deep, weighs 4 lbs., carbide cap lamp shown for scale [The Calkins Co. of Los Angeles, CA was a supplier of assaying equipment around the turn of the century. This mold was purchased by the previous owner at The Barn Antiques, Saratoga, CA on 1/19/64. Both the 1909 Calkins Company Catalogue, pg. 160, and the 1911 Justinian Caire catalog, pg. 185, list this mold with a capacity of 40 oz. silver or 96 oz. gold at a cost of $0.75. Scans of the 1909 Calkins Company Catalogue are shown in my catalog section. The Los Angeles Business Directories show The Calkins Co. was formed shortly after 1900 with Justinian Caire of San Francisco as president, Charles Weir as vice president, and H. J. Parsons as the store manager. The listings show the company sold assayers supplies, chemicals, and zinc shavings and was located at 348 N. Main St. in Los Angeles in 1909. The 1920 Los Angeles Business Directory lists the address at that time at 934 S. Main St. As shown in the next pic, a letterhead for the Justinian Caire Co. of San Francisco on a letter dated March 10, 1909 to Mr. A. A. Heeser of the Mendocino Beacon and signed by Justinian Caire also lists The Calkins Co. on the letterhead suggesting ownership of the company by the Caire Co.] Download Original Image
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