Dating whiting and davis mesh bags
Metal mesh dates back to the Middle Ages, when chain mail was first invented.
Thin strips of iron and precious metals were cut and hammered into interlocking rings, then soldered together.
Look for bags with minimal tarnish and little loss to the mesh or enamel. Store your bag in a cool, dry place and don’t wrap it in plastic (plastic can tarnish the metal over time).
MATERIALS All metal mesh is exclusively Whiting & Davis—the classic brand—and all made in the US.International buyer is responsible for all taxes, duties, VAT, fees, customs, etc. Please use this link to check any restrictions for your destination address before purchasing: We stand behind our work and want you to be happy with your purchase.You may return any item purchased in this online shop for either exchange or store credit, provided that you contact us first for an authorization code and instructions, and the item is returned within five days of your receipt. Store credit must be used within one year from original purchase date.Mesh purses were first seen in the 1700s — but with up to 100,000 links per bag, each one made by hand, purses took weeks to produce.
By the early 20th century, however, new manufacturing techniques would change all that.The secret that all nomads and fashionistas share is this: To get that lightweight look, you’ve got to start small.