Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods chain. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington and a subsidiary of Eddie Bauer Holdings (formerly Spiegel, Inc.), the company was founded in Seattle in 1920 as "Eddie Bauer's Sport Shop" by its namesake, Eddie Bauer (1899 – 1986), who invented the first down parka in 1936 (U.S. Design Patent 119,122)[1]. Bauer retired and sold the company in 1968; General Mills bought Eddie Bauer in 1971, and Spiegel bought it from General Mills in 1988.

In 2003, Spiegel, Inc., entered bankruptcy. The Spiegel catalog and all other assets were sold, except for Eddie Bauer. In May 2005, Spiegel, Inc., emerged from bankruptcy under the name "Eddie Bauer Holdings" and owned primarily by Commerzbank.

Eddie Bauer's flagship store is in downtown Seattle's Pacific Place mall.

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Eddie Bauer has a contract with the Ford Motor Company to implement signature interior design on the Ford Explorer, Ford Bronco, Ford Excursion, Ford Expedition, and Ford F-150. Ford vehicles that feature the Eddie Bauer insignia have special seat styling features including signature stitching).



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. It is also used as the 20 and 35th wedding anniversary stone. Ford vehicles that feature the Eddie Bauer insignia have special seat styling features including signature stitching). According to Rebbenu Bachya, the word "Nofech" in the verse Exodus 28:18 means "Emerald" and was the stone on the Ephod representing the tribe of Judah. Eddie Bauer has a contract with the Ford Motor Company to implement signature interior design on the Ford Explorer, Ford Bronco, Ford Excursion, Ford Expedition, and Ford F-150. In some cultures the emerald is the traditional gift for the 55th wedding anniversary. Eddie Bauer's flagship store is in downtown Seattle's Pacific Place mall. Emerald is regarded as the traditional birthstone for May.

In May 2005, Spiegel, Inc., emerged from bankruptcy under the name "Eddie Bauer Holdings" and owned primarily by Commerzbank. Wispy inclusions are common in flux-grown synthetic emeralds. The Spiegel catalog and all other assets were sold, except for Eddie Bauer. Also both the specific gravities (natural: 2.70 - 2.78, synthetic: 2.66) and refractive indices (natural: 1.576 - 1.582, synthetic: 1.565) of synthetics are slightly lower. In 2003, Spiegel, Inc., entered bankruptcy. Synthetic emeralds fluoresce a dull red with long wave UV light due to an indicator added during the process of synthesizing the emerald, whereas natural specimens do not. Bauer retired and sold the company in 1968; General Mills bought Eddie Bauer in 1971, and Spiegel bought it from General Mills in 1988. Both hydrothermal and flux-growth synthetics have been produced and a method has been developed for producing an emerald overgrowth on colorless beryl.

Design Patent 119,122)[1]. Emerald is a rare and valuable gemstone and, as such, provided the incentive for developing synthetic emeralds. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington and a subsidiary of Eddie Bauer Holdings (formerly Spiegel, Inc.), the company was founded in Seattle in 1920 as "Eddie Bauer's Sport Shop" by its namesake, Eddie Bauer (1899 – 1986), who invented the first down parka in 1936 (U.S. Many countries import emeralds, Colombia being the first exporter of emeralds in the world. Eddie Bauer is an outdoor clothing and sporting goods chain. Beryl has a hardness of 8 on the 10 point Mohs scale of hardness. It is highly prized as a gemstone and by weight is the most valuable gemstone in the world, often made more so by inclusions, which all emeralds have.

Emerald (Be3Al2SiO6) is a variety of the mineral beryl, colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes iron. Weinstein, Michael, 1958, The World of Jewel Stones, Sheriden House. Hurlbut, Cornelius S.; Klein, Cornelis, 1985, Manual of Mineralogy, 20th ed., John Wiley and Sons, New York ISBN 0471805807. Sinkankas, John, 1994, Emerald & Other Beryls, Geoscience Press, ISBN 0801971144.

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