Ok, there is an old bound folder with a light bond paper inside. This is where it gets really interesting.
This is to the First National Bank in Bridgeport from Ives. It is a complete manifest of everything in the Ives Factory as they went into Bankruptcy.
It was saved by a bank employee and stored for many years.
Now, I can't quite articulate how interesting this is or how important it is for our hobby. I only got a few minutes to look at it and take some pictures. I didn't know such things existed. I assumed that most of these kinds of things are destroyed at the end of seven years. I am glad this one wasn't though. Check out the next post.