For sale here is a rare and wonderful pair of vintage 1950s sterling silver Astronaut on a Rocket Sled science fiction theme cufflinks made by Dodge Inc of Los Angeles. Founded in the 1920s by Ray E. Dodge, a former track star in the 1924 Olympics, and moved to Los Angeles in 1930 where the company made jewelry and decorative objects. They were the original manufacturers of the Oscar statuette for Hollywood's Academy Awards, and later in the 1940s they made the Emmy award as well. These cufflinks are obviously science fiction themed and were possibly made for a particular film or studio that made science fiction films which were big in the 1950s. Measure 1-3/8" by 7/8", and the pair weigh 29.6 grams total � (nearly a full ounce of silver!). Marked at the backs "Sterling" which is worn but still readable, and the "Dodge Inc LA" mark is either worn away or missed getting marked. I have the exact same pair with the Dodge Inc mark, and I'm certain these are from that company. Excellent vintage condition with fine light wear as shown - see my photos for closeups. Please read my terms and 'fine print' below.
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