Old, Celluloid Lapel Button Advertising a Wheel Hub

This little piece of vintage celluloid advertising was used as a lapel button. The small oval has a picture of a hub and reads; This is the Hub That We Built. Unfortunately it doesn’t have the name of the company that built the hub. It has a metal back with two metal pieces that spread out like a paper fastener. When we bought this it was still attached in a suit’s lapel buttonhole. There is no maker on the metal or celluloid but I believe it was made by the Whitehead & Hoag company in the early 1900’s.

It measures about 3 ¼” long by 3/16” wide and is in good condition with minor wear. There is minimal scratch wear to the celluloid and there is a little rust on the metal back.

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Item ID: 19359

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Gender: Male, Age Group: Adult, Color: Cream / Green / Red / Black, Size: X-Small

$55 USD

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