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Posted 2 years ago

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mikielikes…
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Qurious item here, we cleaned out a 2-car garage that had been rented for 20 yrs. to a gentleman who stored an antique car & misc. items. It was paid one year at a time,in full, faithfully . We recieved a call saying that they no longer were using the building, so off we go to see whats what. Mostly junk car parts, ect. but on the wall hung this.
At first glance & impression, spare tire cover comes to mind, but after a long thought, i dont think so. The dimentions are:
mercury mans hat length- 9"
glass diam- 16"
outside diam. - 24"
height - 3 1/4"
this is heavier than it looks, the "mercury man" is cast allum. , under the glass area there are traces of red paint. Three metal tabs hold the glass in place. My current opinion is it's a Mercury dealers plaque, but you tell me.

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  1. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you ho2
  2. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you hedgewalker
  3. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thanks Sean, its one of those items you dont want to clean-up until you know more about it , like , what it is.
  4. Manikin Manikin, 2 years ago
    That is great I thought it was a photo of your logo picture in it . Looks like a hub cap to me but what do I know lol . I just know it is mighty cool !
  5. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thanks Michael
  6. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thanks Mani, i thought it was tire related to. but the glass cover over the mercury man kinda rules that out. Whatever it is its atleast 20 yrs. old, minimum.
  7. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you packrat!
  8. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    Love the look of it, but I cannot find anything just like it. I thought it might be a salesmans award of some kind.
  9. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    packrat, i think i saw the same items, but nothing as big or with glass. Im with you on the award/dealer sales plaque. thank you for taking the time and checking into this. Mikie
  10. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you mrmajestic1, hope you enjoyed.
  11. packrat-place packrat-place, 2 years ago
    No problem, my friend. I like doing research and I have plenty of time on my hands. Retirement has its perks.
  12. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    how are you doin today Sean? iv'e been hard at it today.
  13. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    I had actually forgotten about this item after spending some time researching ? . Im stumped, guess ill stick it back in the hide-hole.
  14. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you petey!
  15. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Fabulous!
  16. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you miKKo, we like it to!
  17. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    It definitely relates to the old Canadian Mercury car, this was their logo and on their mascot. Some advertising or dealers sign.
  18. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 2 years ago
    This might be of interest to you. I saw a colour photo somewhat in better shape, this would look good redone.
    http://autos.aol.com/gallery/all-time-mercury-cars/
  19. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    WOW! you nailed it Phil. Thank you, & your right, exact match on the Mercury Man. I think ill take your advice & restore this one. Nice job on the Flickr site! Thanks again Phil!
  20. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you kerry!
  21. mikielikesigns2 mikielikesigns2, 2 years ago
    thank you metal-man, glad u liked.

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