1950’s Vintage Lucite Box Purse Designer Handbag. Fabulous Vintage Handbag! Abe Rothman was issued a design patent #168,736 on December 9th, 1952. This purse appeared by Elsa Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis, Missouri. This purse dates from early to mid 1950’s.and has a vertically ribbed molded tortoiseshell acetate body, molded handles, an 8-sided amber lid with molded center displaying floral surrounded by curved branches and between smaller flowers. A Presto latch closes the bag. A brief brass internal hinge can be used. The brass plated hinge and closure are in excellent condition with no corrosion. The handles are in great condition with no warping. Bottom reads, “Elsa Manufacturing Co., St. Louise 3, Missouri.” The size of this purse are highlighted below: 10 1/2″ tall with handles extended. 5 1/2″ tall with handles down. 5″ front to back durable. 7″ left to right strong.