F. E. Olds was a manufacturer of musical instruments founded by Frank Ellsworth Olds in Los Angeles, in the early 1900s. The company made brass instruments, especially trombones, cornets, and trumpets. Olds was joined by his son Reginald Birdsall (R.B.) Olds in 1920. The company was purchased by Chicago Musical Instruments after World War II, and went out of business in 1979.
Brock & Company Jewelers was the most important jewelry and giftware store in Los Angeles. Founded by George A. Brock in 1903, it was sold in 1964 and the business ended s few years later. It was located at 515 West Seventh St. and had a 2nd location at the Beverly-Wilshire Hotel.
Interior view of "Irene LTD," a dress shop of designer Irene Lentz Gibbons, with art deco style furnishings including an upholstered bench, the walls decorated with three framed fashion illustrations and and an overhead light fixture.
Desk accessory set with a desk blotter, ink blotter, fountain pen holder, letter opener, a calendar in a frame and a small box. The pieces incorporate sterling silver with an ornamental geometric pattern and marble. The calendar has a page for January 1931.