Up for review today are two galvanized Ewing Brothers tins. They are quite small, measuring 1-3/8″ and 1-1/2″ in diameter respectively. Both tins are thin and remind me of pocket pill containers. I haven’t been able to find very much information about Ewing Brothers except that they were a jewelery and watch part supplier that operated in Atlanta, Georgia, at least until the late 1950’s. However, these two tins date to as late as the 1940’s based on the style of manufacture.
So what comes in tins like this? I wasn’t familiar with Ewing despite living just outside of Atlanta, so I was quite surprised when I opened the larger tin and found the bezel, front case, dial, and inner frame of a Waltham pocket watch.
I negotiated with the antique shop owner and walked out with two little tins and some new found knowledge. It’s a dangerous thing looking for items that speak to you because you might just learn something in the process.