Location 1907: Whiting & Davis Corporation Plainville, Massachusetts Whiting and Davis was established in 1896 when Charles Whiting and Edward P. They began production of their famous metal mesh bags and changed the name of the company.
In 1907, Whiting bought out Davis's interest in the company and incorporated, keeping the company name.
Moxie is considered to be the first mass marketed soft drink. Archer, who appeared in many of Moxie's ads, promoted the soft drink in every form of advertising medium of the time.
Originally, Moxie was touted as a patent medicine guaranteed to cure almost any ill including loss of manhood, "paralysis, and softening of the brain".
These claims were revised slightly (more than slightly, actually) with the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906.
980472: Whiting & Davis gold mesh evening bag DESIGNED AFTER SCHIAPERELLI Schiaparelli and marked as such.
According to page 114 of "Handbags" by Eittinger, the cooperation between Whiting & Davis and Schiaperelli dates to 1936.
They were and are wildly popular, but it is rumoured the bulk of the production was recalled and destroyed because of objections and threats of legal actions from the stars' heirs.