Posted in Erasing Shields
Company Name & Address:
Mittag & Volger, Inc.
Park Ridge, NJ
Mittag & Methudy, Inc (agents for M&V)
261 Broadway, New York
Estimated Price Range: Product picture shields: $10.-$20.
Late White plastic: $1.-$2.
Mittag & Methudy shield: $20.-$25.
Dimensions: All: 1 7/8″ x 3 3/8″
Colors: Yellow backgrounds for most.
Picture Credit: HDVD
Description: In 1891 the company was founded in the small NJ community of Park Ridge by Frank O. Mittag. It became one of the giants in the ribbon & carbon paper business. The shields shown here mostly picture the company’s products and are more valuable than plain ones. The Mittag & Methudy shield is very rare. Alfred Methudy was a Mittag relative and he became Mittag’s New York sales agent. Mittag & Volger was eventually sold to the Burroughs Corporation in 1949 and the huge plant was torn down in 1986. Some of M&V’s ribbon tin brand names were: Tagger, M&M, Eureka, M&V, Plenty Copy, Bell, Government, Silk-Spun, Miracle Ink.