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1980s Stratton Tie Clip - Gilt Metal with Engraved Border Designs (SOLD)

Dating from the 1980's this is a stylish modern tie clip from the Birmingham manufacturers Stratton who were famous British makers of tie pins, cufflinks and compacts from the 1930s onwards. This vintage tie pin has a traditional feel to it with a gold plated metal which has two borders of engine engraved decoration for effect. Once clipped in place this tie clip has the look of real gold and is very smart.  This tie clip is in excellent order. The fixing device is a a hinged clip, like a clothes peg in operation which ensures it is simple to fix the clip in place on your tie. It has a floating type mechanism to it so will not damage delicate silk ties or lovely old vintage ties.  The photo has been taken on a tie that my lovely Dad wore often in the 1960s!  This 1980s tie clip is marked 'STRATTON - Made in England - and also has a patent number 2 164 082 which dates the mechanism to around 1985. Measurements are approx 6 cms in length and three quarters of a cm wide.


Designer or Brand: Stratton

Country of Origin: UK

Condition: Excellent

Decade: 1980s

Style: Traditional

Era: Vintage ( 1920s - 1980s)

Type: Tie Pin

Material: Gold Plated Metal

Ties first became part of a fashionable gent’s attire in the 19th Century. Naturally since then there have been many items of jewellery introduced as tie-control devices. Some of the earlier ones were patented and some innovative ideas were introduced in the form of a pin, tack, clip, clasp, bar, slide and chain. All of these stick pins, tie pins, tie chains, tie tacks, tie clasps, tie bars, tie slides and tie clips were designed to do one simple job: to prevent a tie from flapping, falling or moving about and to ensure a neat appearance for the wearer. Tie accessories are made from all kinds of materials, predominantly metals so you find them in the precious Gold, Platinum and Silver as well as in base metal. Tie accessories are usually decorative from conservative styles to the weird, wacky and wonderful. Tie accessories follow the trends of their era so are good examples of a particular style or fashion – for example – Art Deco or the 1960s. They are often set with a precious jewel such as a pearl, diamond, sapphire or ruby; a lesser stone or often the very smart mother of pearl and onyx are favourite inlays. Tie accessories, in the same was as ties themselves, can be used to show affiliation to a particular regiment or club or activity or sport, can be commemorative tokens and souvenirs. Tie pins and clips can be made of all kinds of materials for their decorative element such as leather, wood, jet, and early plastics like bakelite, lucite and celluloid. There is generally a metal element to them in all cases so that they are easy and practical to fasten.

1980s Stratton Tie Clip - Gilt Metal with Engraved Border Designs  (SOLD)

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