This second trademark containing the Griswold name would be short lived, however, as traditional block lettering would begin to be replaced by stylized logos by many makers.

The last surviving text-only trademark would continue to be seen on the Victor economy line of skillets, to which "THE GRISWOLD MFG.

evolution of dating from 1940-53

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Contributions of Dan Cluley, Mike Reitsma, Curtis Riddick, Brian Waddell, and the Michigan Photographic Historical Society gratefully acknowledged. Establishing dates of manufacture for Argus cameras is an inexact art.

These were made of brown cloth because it was easily obtained.

During the Revolution, various efforts were made to change this motley collection into a uniform.

Townball was a game involving twenty to thirty boys in a field attempting to catch a ball hit by a tosser.

The tosser used a four inch flit bat with a tapered handle so his hands could grip it firmly for control and leverage.

Men paid for uniforms through pay deductions, as was the custom of the British service (bringing monthly pay of a private down to .00).

In 1776, the Congress authorized Washington to raise an army by direct enlistment and to prescribe a uniform.

During the greater part of the Revolution, this American uniform was supposed to be a light-blue coat, a three-cornered hat, a bufi vest and buff breeches and leggings; but, as a matter of fact, the American soldier wore just about whatever he could get.