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Machine Age Robot Westinghouse Air Brakes Promotional Ashtray 1930

Origin United States
Period 1920-1949
Materials Plated metal
H. 7 in; Diam. 7 in;
H. 17.78 cm; Diam. 17.78 cm;
Condition Good. Almost mint, minor wear to the plating.
Creation Date 1930
Description Westinghouse Air Brakes promotional ashtray from the 1930's. The winged Robot design was used as a theme to promote the Air Brake system invented by George Westinghouse in 1872 for trains, manufactured by Westinghouse. This ashtray is made from silver & bronze plated metal. It is a very stylish object in near mint condition showing a little wear to the plating on the head of the Robot . It can be used as a "vide poche" French for "empty pockets" a place to leave your cufflinks, keys or loose change.
Styles / Movements Art Deco, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 434459
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