Avon Perfume Cologne decanters vintage 1970s 1980s
Mason Train : 1876 CENTENNIAL EXPRESS
William Mason was a nineteenth century industrialist who made a fortune in the cotton machinery business before making a name for himself in the field of locomotive building. It is said that he decided to build locomotives in 1851, after watching a speed and pulling contest on the Western Railroad between Wilmington and Lowell, Massachusetts. His company, the Mason Machine Works of Taunton, Mass., sold its first engine within a year. It led to others whose innovative features were adopted by competing manufacturers.
Mason came to be known as “the father of the American type engine” and is remembered for having an inventive, technical mind and fine artistic taste. His locomotives were as beautiful to look at as they were efficient to operate.
Avon has selected “The Centennial” as a striking example of the grace and symmetry of a Mason locomotive. It was built for display at the U.S. Centennial Exhibition of 1876. 8.1/4″ Length, label is excellent condition and fully intact
Bloodhound: Stands approximately 7″ tall the base tan color is glass, label is excellent condition and fully intact
ET bubble bath: Vintage, 1982, E.T. Extra Terrestrial Bubble Bath Bottle, 5 3/4″
Bottom of bottle embossing: ” Copyright 1982 Universal City Studios, Inc All Rights Reserve. A trade Mark of and Licensed by Universal City Studios, Inc.”
Back of Bottle embossing: “Copyright 1983 Avon”