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  1. Tom Maher - Kirkwood says:

    What the heck is/was the “Swinger Safety Guard” company? I Googled it and came up with everything but. There were, however, a lot of links for – ahem – adult alternative cohabiting opportunities…

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      I figured it was a ring setting that kept the diamond safer?

      1. samizdat says:

        Judging by the depiction of the mechanism, I would say that it’s a device which can be swung inward towards the palm-side of the finger, and provides an extra bit of ‘grip’, so those dish-washing housewives won’t lose their wedding/engagement rings down the kitchen sink drain…or the tub drain, or the bathroom sink drain, washing machine drain…

        1. Chris Naffziger says:

          I think that is a great explanation–to make rings fit more snugly.

  2. Christina says:

    A few years ago, I took part in a downtown loft tour and this building was included. The developers were just putting the finishing touches on a few of the “show” lofts. I had the opportunity to view a beautiful mosaic floor the contractors had recently uncovered at the first floor entrance. It was amazing! At some point, many, many years ago, the mosaic had been covered with plywood then, I think the contractor said, asbestos tile. They didn’t even know the mosaic was there. If you ever get a chance to take a look around inside, you won’t be disappointed.

    1. Chris Naffziger says:

      Yes! I have pictures of them somewhere on the website, but I can’t find them! There were beautiful mosaics on the ceiling of the lobby as well. I saw the showroom unit as well.

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