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Illuminated Original Super Chief Car Hood Ornament, Blackstone Mfg. Co. Inc. C1950

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    Posted 6 years ago

    PhilDMorris
    (173 items)

    Illuminated Original Super Chief Car Hood Ornament, Blackstone Mfg. Co. Inc., U.S.A., Copyright 1950
    This is a very well made and nice hood ornament produced in 1950. This is an ORIGINAL from 1950 and most boxes that they found years later stored were pretty tattered with the smells of being stored in a garage for over 50 years. I only have the one, but there were a fair bit made, unlike most mascots where you find them now far and between if you are lucky. Most of this particular mascot that can be found in American collections were never used. Had the bulb, instruction paper and screws for the chrome base. Marked on chrome headress back, Made by Blackstone Mfg. Co., Chicago Ill., Copyright 1950. Luckily these have not been copied so far, probably too hard with the 2 types of materials used. The face is not as red as shown but more a brownish dark orange. I coloured the last photo to show a more true colour to the face of this mascot.

    The French were pretty much into Indians as mascots also. They produced somewhere over 10 different ones.

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    Comments

    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 6 years ago
      "Stunning Phil "
    2. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you rose. Much appreciated.
    3. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you much for the loves, VioletOrange, antiquerose, NevadaBlades, freiheit, and ho2cultcha !~
    4. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you blunderbuss2 !
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Not sure on this one Phil !LOL!! OK, they are collector's items 60+ yrs later. Being honest. I remember seeing them !
    6. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Luckily I do not remember, I have seen the smaller ones on the somewhat older cars.

    7. mikelv85 mikelv85, 6 years ago
      Super cool Phil ! :)
    8. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 6 years ago
      That's really nice!
    9. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      I love this and bb2 you are vintage too :-) <wink>
    10. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Mani, I prefer classic.
    11. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Ok bb2 I agree your classic and one of a kind but love you anyway :-)
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      Everybody loves a classic ! Don't they ?
    13. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 6 years ago
      Wow that's great. We cant have that kind of thing on out Cars in the UK. Unless of course you have a Jag or a Rolls Royce!
    14. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thanks GeodeJem, they have not been used on cars since really the 1930's. Almost all of them disapeared by the 1950's and most were being made for only a very short time.
    15. courtenayantiques courtenayantiques, 6 years ago
      What a great piece!
    16. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 6 years ago
      Thank you courtenayantiques I appreciate that !
    17. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 6 years ago
      A m a z i n g!!! Love it.
    18. toolate2 toolate2, 6 years ago
      Love the colors! Although, not so sure if he's politically correct these days... Particularly in DC...lol...
    19. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the comments Virginia and toolate2 ~
      Thanks for the love bijoucaillouvintage !
    20. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Beautiful colors for n this :)
    21. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Beautiful colors in this :)

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