Just want to show you - Old copper lead print block for Westinghouse car batteries

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Bookahtoo, May 14, 2022.

  1. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    My bottle guy brought me this today when he brought me the bottles and antique hub caps. It measures 4" by 6". The front is copper, the back is lead. It would have been mounted on a block of wood. This was probably given or sold to a car garage owner by a Westinghouse Battery salesman. The garage owner could have the newspaper put the name of the garage in the space in the block, as well as the price. Then the ad could be run in the paper, or made into a one sheet flyer.

    Note that the mechanic on the print plate has a head made out of a Westinghouse car battery. :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: I love this thing. It's nonephemeral ephemera.

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    No questions - I just wanted to share. Comments and questions are welcome.
  2. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Some car guy will be after it. We hope.
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  3. Boland

    Boland Well-Known Member

    Very cool!
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  4. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    This is a great piece...and it even has a nod to...the Hupmobile!
  5. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Thanks all.
    DS#2 will probably end up with it. He's got the smallest house with the most cool stuff.

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