Supposedly, in the old days, Black Diamond Strings were just about the only brand you could get.  I don’t have any experience with them but I’ve been told that these things were really “stiff.”  I don’t have a date for this box but the price was $2.10.  Maybe 60s?

Vintage guitars are fantastic but vintage strings, well, I don’t think they peaked in the 1930s or 40s.  I did a quick google search and came up with this little ditty:


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