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.
Advertisement photograph of an F. E. Olds Military trumpet with a hammered finished bell. This line was introduced in about 1933. Engraving visible near the end includes the wing of an American bald eagle above "Olds" and "Military."
Photograph of bottles of Mission Dry Sparkling carbonated fruit beverage in a tub of ice. The flavors identified on the bottle caps are orange, lemon, and grapefruit. The bottle label text includes "Mission Dry Sparkling," "Serve Ice Cold," "Without Artificial Color or Flavor," and " Turn Upside Down Before Opening."
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.
Downward view towards bottles of Mission Dry Sparkling carbonated beverage arranged on diamonds in a grid formation.Flavors indicated on the bottle tops include lemon, orange and grapefruit. The diamonds appear to be created by cast shadows.