Jewelry History—The Wartime Era

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Jewelry History—The Wartime Era

Foreseeing the possibility of limited raw materials during the war, those manufacturers who had stockpiled material, continued meeting consumer demand. The amount of material backlogged ranged from 60 to 90 days to as much as a two year supply for manufacturing. However, manufacturers could not simply manufacture goods from their stockpiled resources. Manufacturers were required to obtain governmental approval through what was called, called the “Spot Authorization Program.” SEE: Napier Jewelry & Other Manufacturing World War II in your Napier book to read more about jewelry history and the wartime era.

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