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Old Posted Feb 4, 2013, 2:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ethereal_reality View Post
A Biltmore Hotel key tag from an earlier era.


For some reason the "L. A. Stamp & St. Co." on the fob above got me curious. Apparently sometime in the mid '30s that became the new name of the venerable Los Angeles Rubber Stamp Company.... Perhaps this same tag was made by it for the Biltmore from its beginnings and was stamped with the old name originally. Curiously, and luckily for us, the stamp company didn't bother to change the lettering on its own building, built the same year as the Biltmore.









The expansion of the building seems never to have happened, but here is some good history...




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