Thursday, December 29, 2016

Private Collection: Private Collection: William J. Burns Detective Agency Business Card

This William J. Burns International Detective Agency business card was in the possession of its original owner in Illinois. It is unclear why the person had it. But the owner did work for a security company owned and operated by the detective agency. He worked as a security guard at Westclox in La Salle/Peru, Illinois in the early to mid 1960's. The original owner moved to Michigan in th elate 1960's and then to central Iowa in the mid 1970's.

The business card is now in a private collection in NW Iowa.




Previous articles in the series:
Private Collection: Lincoln-Kennedy Penny
Private Collection: 1975 Iowa State Fair Snoopy Souvenir
Private Collection: Iowa State Capitol Building Copper Roof Material
Private Collection: Drafting Board
Private Collection: Baking Pans
Private Collection: Solar Milk Can
Private Collection: Oil Can
Private Collection: Vintage Water Can
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Hand Wood Planes
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Hand Drills
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Rugol Coping Saw
Private Collection: Vintage/Antique Mitre Box Saw
Private Collection: 1930's to 1940's Marlin Firearms Ranger .22 Caliber Model 36 s-l-lr Rifle
Private Collection: Nash 1960's Nash Sidewalk Surfboard
Private Collection: Norge Wringer/Press Machine
Private Collection: Hiawatha Bicycle Chain Guard
Private Collection: Antique Tool
Private Collection: Aladdin's Castle Token Container's
Private Collection: Aladdin's Castle Token Wrist Pouches
Private Collection: The Automatic Recording Safe Company, LaSalle State Bank, Savings Bank
Private Collection: 1950's Stanhome Ashtray
Private Collection: Vintage Grooming Kit
Private Collection: Matchbook, Life Insurance Policy
Private Collection: Matchbook, Eureka Saving's and Loa
Private Collection: Matchbook, POW's & MIA's
Private Collection: Matchbook, Hildenbrand's Truck Plaza
Private Collection: Matchbook, Old Timepieces
Private Collection: Matchbook, Peru Motor Company
Private Collection: Burger King Happy Meal Frisbee
Private Collection: 1920's to 1930's Catcher Mitt
Private Collection: Garden Shears
Private Collection: Fleming Bottle & Jug Cutter Kit
Private Collection: 1979 Iowa License Plate
Private Collection: Chamber's Co Belt Buckle
Private Collection: Imperial Hatchet
Private Collection: Tri-Clover Wrench
Private Collection: Kearney Squeezon
Private Collection: First Baseman's Mitt
Private Collection: Matchbook, Kentucky Fried Chicken
Private Collection: Matchbook, Tri-City Hardware
Private Collection: Matchbook, Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Private Collection: Matchbook, First Savings and Loan
Private Collection: Matchbook, True Cigarettes
Private Collection: Matchbook, Decker's Hump Hill's Shoat Rings
Private Collection: New/Old Stock, Eagle Nail It Insulated Staples
Private Collection: New/Old Stock, New/Old Stock, Skotch Wood Joiners
Private Collection: Girl's Roller Skates with Case
Private Collection: Receipts, Piggly Wiggly
Private Collection: Receipts, La Salle Super Market
Private Collection: 1970's/1980's Toy Cap Gun
Private Collection: 1960's The "White Christmas" Tree Stand
Private Collection: Key, W. A. Young, Inc.
Private Collection: Ceramic, Black Steam Locomotive Bookends
Private Collection: 1960's to 1980's Toy Cap Gun
Private Collection: Blank Park Zoo Night Eyes '91 Pin
Private Collection: Des Moines YMCA KODA Day Camp Bag
Private Collection: Tomy Mini Arcade Cosmic Clash Game
Private Collection: Growler, Henry McKenna Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Private Collection: Keys, Detex Watchclock Corporation
Private Collection: Watch, Westclox Scepter Shock Resistant Pocket Watch
Private Collection: Lighter, Champ, Austria
Private Collection: Norton Sharpening Stone Box