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Vintage, Celluloid Advertising Mirror - Paperweight Size - Turtle & Hughes
This old celluloid mirror was used as a desk paperweight and was advertising a wholesale electrical supply company called Turtle & Hughes. The celluloid is cream with a blue trim and blue lettering. In the center is a fine line drawing of a tortoise with its head held high. The slogan underneath the turtle reads; Watch Us Hustle! Along the bottom is the Canal Street, New York address of the company. I find no maker on the edge. Set in a painted metal bezel is the mirror on the back side. I believe this is from the 1930’s.
It measures about 3” in diameter and is in generally good condition. The celluloid has some very fine scratch wear and there are a couple of small dimples. The mirror side has no chips or cracks but it does have some dark lines and spotting. The painted metal rim has minor paint loss or wear.
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