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American Outsider Art Polished Metal Presentation Locomotive Cheroot or Cigarette Box with Rubber Tires and Suspension

US$1,250

About

This wonderful outsider art presentation cheroot/cigarette box despite our best efforts of research remains a total mystery to us! There is a professionally incised "1910" on one side of the case with below it an amateurish looking "1968" and so we do not know if it was "re-gifted" fifty years later! On the other side, and obviously done by the same hand, is the word "Elmar". The lid is spring loaded and where the whistle would have been is a removable "something" also with a spring loaded catch. It has rubber tires (showing some age wear) on all four wheels, and each with fully working suspension and glass lenses in the lights.This fabulous piece is wonderfully crafted, quirky and as mentioned earlier an intriguing mystery!

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Depth: 3 in. (7.62 cm)
  • Style
    Industrial (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1910
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Despite its age it runs smoothly along a desk and delivers cheroots on time!
  • Seller Location
    Port Hope, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: DD 0001281stDibs: LU100031103830

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Port Hope, Canada
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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