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Posted 7 years ago


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I like this kinda stuff.Does any one know about this kind of advertising items ? I hope you all like it.

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  1. Toyman Toyman, 7 years ago
    Whos out there ?
  2. geekasaurus geekasaurus, 7 years ago
    you keep deleting peoples' comments and pretty soon no one wants to help or comment anymore :( sorry.
  3. Toyman Toyman, 7 years ago
    Sorry won't remove you
  4. geekasaurus geekasaurus, 7 years ago
    "1949 Multi Prod. Inc. Made in USA. Used for promotional advertisement. The underpants on the little boy was coated and used as a barometer. Turning blue for sunny days and pink for rainy days. "
  5. Toyman Toyman, 7 years ago
    Oh thanks Yep thats is it.
  6. geekasaurus geekasaurus, 7 years ago
    items like this are also referred to as black americana. if you google 'black americana thermometer' you will find more information on this piece.
  7. Toyman Toyman, 7 years ago
    Yes I love sambo stuff .Did you see black rag sheet music.That was posted a day ago.
  8. Pop_abides Pop_abides, 7 years ago
    Not P.C. today !
  9. Dottie Dottie, 7 years ago
    Hi toyman,
    This piece is from the 1940's or 50's.I only know because my grandfather had one just like it.When we were children we found it fascinating because of the way the pants turned colors.My grandparents also lived in TN and they had very lively rain and lightning storms in the summer so we were always able to tell when one was approaching and it was pretty accurate.This item was passed down to my brother who still has it in his collection.I will look for that brooch you mentioned,my favorite thing to collect is old costume jewelry.
  10. Debbie South, 7 years ago
    I have one of these that belonged to my late Grandmother. Mine is in mint condition. As a little kid, I too was fascinated by this little guy. I still look at him and smile.
  11. Toyman Toyman, 7 years ago
    Thats funny debbie so many things that we have and there memories.Thank for chat feel free to anytime.
  12. slaphappy, 7 years ago
    I have one of those also. I look at him and smile too, although it is probably for a completely different reason.
  13. Toyman Toyman, 7 years ago
    You say probably.Your not sure? slaphappy
  14. JoanneTiques JoanneTiques, 7 years ago
    Be careful...I have seen repros
  15. Toyman Toyman, 7 years ago
    He Is the real deal joanne
  16. Toyman Toyman, 7 years ago
    Thanks officialfuel
  17. Mae, 6 years ago
    Does anyone buy these figurines for collector items?
  18. BluVamp BluVamp, 6 years ago
  19. clockerman clockerman, 5 years ago
    Edgy ,,,, but still historically interesting and important and fun.. Cool piece
  20. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
    it's gettin hot in here... so hot in here! so take off all your clothes! - early inspiration for nelly?!

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