The specialty. Golden Flash Motor Oil quart can with images of airplanes, cars and boats. Morphy Auctions image. Encompassing everything from oil cans to porcelain and metal gas and automotive signs and even full-size gas pumps and globes from the filling stations of yesteryear, the auction will also feature a special highlight: Part I of the John Jarvis collection of gas-pump-shape salt and peppers. Produced from the late s through s as premiums for customers, each of the functional dispensers has the name of a gas station on its back. It is the first double-sided variation Matthews has ever handled, as well as the nicest one he has ever seen.
Combs are one of our oldest tools, used by humans across cultures and ages for decoration, detangling, and delousing. They derive from the most fundamental human tool of all—the hand. And from the time that humans began using combs instead of their fingers, comb design has scarcely changed, prompting the satirical paper the Onion to publish a piece titled "Comb Technology: Why Is It So Far Behind the Razor and Toothbrush Fields? But in the late nineteenth century, that panoply of possibilities began to fall away with the arrival of a totally new kind of material—celluloid, the first man-made plastic.
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