In 1867 he went to America and settled near Columbus, Ohio.
A hard-working young man, Dietrich was awarded his first watchmaking patent at age 27, in 1874.
Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated.
Guild instruments manufactured after 2005 begin with a letter indicating the location of manufacture followed by the year.
This is getting more common as hobbyists are repairing and restoring vintage Gruens now.
In the spring of 1947 Dior showed his first major collection, the “Corolle” line, which came to be known as the “New Look”.
The “New Look” was made up of long, full skirts and a nipped-in waist that called for the use of a corset.
Note, however, that some boutique labels are also stamped with a number, as this alone does not denote that a garment is couture.
One of the most important and prestigious American watch manufacturers was the Gruen Watch Company, founded by a brilliant father-and-son team of horologists, Dietrich and Fred Gruen.