Sometimes I come across things in my treasure hunts that I have never seen before. A while back, in Denison Tx., I found these metal trivets that were meant to be hung on a wall. There were two of them, but for all I know there were supposed to be three...or not...I just dont know! So let's take a look at them, shall we?
First, we have the Fred Gurley chugging down the track. This image is from around 1958 (the year the engine entered service) so that places our trivets at least after that date.
Next we have a Jungle Cruise crew braving Dr. Falls' namesake! I like the old red and white striped boats more than the Indiana Jones versions we have now.
These trivets are pretty heavy. They seem to be brass, and the images are covered with about 1/16 inch glass. Apparently we have England to thank for them. These were obviously meant to be serious decor, and not for kids.
And that's about all I know about them. Google and eBay have let me down. I'm pretty sure they are from the late 1950s or early 1960s, based on the subject matter and quality of the items, but that's all I got. If anyone can share more info, please do!
Until next time, keep searching for treasure!
Can't help much with the dating, unfortunately, but that photo of the Gurley appears to have been taken on the back side of the Living Desert, with the Rainbow Mine Train/Nature's Wonderland RR tracks to the left. The photo at least is definitely pre-1966 (when they moved the SF&DL RR tracks farther back to make room for the Small World Concourse), but the size of the trees suggests much earlier. We should probably have Steve DeGaetano look at it and see if there are any other identifying clues.ReplyDelete
In the second one, you can see the back side of water, and in the third, the back side of the trivet. ;-)
Lol, Good point! The "backsides" are always interesting!ReplyDelete
I actually figured out what these are! When moving them from one spot to another, the glass slipped on one and it turned out to be...a postcard cut to fit in a fancy frame!ReplyDelete
Ok, a little anti-climactic, but now we know.