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Vintage tie press

Vintage tie press
Vintage tie press
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Vintage tie presses

These unusual items are tie presses and are just what every self respecting man in the 1940's & 50's needed. You open the press by squeezing the two sides and then slot in your dishevelled tie, release the sides and leave your tie overnight and in the morning a perfect tie! For wider ties the separate slide fits inside the tie.

I have 2 different types, the first was made by Watts of Birmingham and the registered design numbers dates them from between 1950 and about 1955. At present I have this tie press in green and in cream. The second type is un-named and is probably older, it is made in 2 shades of green with the press-in sides being in a darker green to the main body. Both types are made from a urea formaldehyde resin.

The Watts press size is 240 x 95mm and 40mm thick and the earlier press little larger, but both will fit very neatly in a suitcase when travelling!

Prices Watts presses £18.00 each, 2 colour green press £20.00.
Postage & packing for UK £3.50.

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