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Stratton Compact Mirrors & Heritage

              Prima Ballerina Violetta Elvin Promoting Stratton Compacts The company we know today as 'Stratton' began trading in 1860. At this time they were a knitting needle manufacturer. They marketed their first powder compact in 1923. Their compacts were imported from the USA, and given the name “Stratnoid”. Which was the same brand name as the company’s knitting needles.                                        1934 Stratnoid Advertisement Many Stratnoid accessories were made from Duralumin which was 90% aluminium & the alloy (copper, maganese & magnesium). Duralumin was first used in WWI to manufacture light weight washers in aircraft assembly. Although all the...

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