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Offline horochar

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Mod Space Age Ash Tray
« on: January 07, 2007, 05:17:24 AM »
I couldn't resist buying this 1960s or 1970s ash tray today.  Very innovative design.  The arms function as legs and cigar rests.  I've never seen anything quite like it.  Anyone know who designed and manufactured it?  I'm sort of fantasizing that it's a Joe Columbo or some other high concept designer(!)  Any help would be appreciated.

Offline Anne E.B.

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Re: Mod Space Age Ash Tray
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2007, 03:30:25 PM »
Fab. looking ashtray ;D

I think it might be by Viking, seen here, c.40s-50s.
Click on "view catalog" p.4
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Offline pamela

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Re: Mod Space Age Ash Tray
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2007, 03:38:41 PM »
Wow Anne E.B., that was quick and I think a perfect match <applause>
I was just tempted to talk about the Wagenfeld'ish colour, but then thought: look first and reply later  ;D
Die Erfahrung lehrt, dass, wer auf irgendeinem Gebiet zu sammeln anfängt, eine Wandlung in seiner Seele anheben spürt. Er wird ein freudiger Mensch, den eine tiefere Teilnahme erfüllt, und ein offeneres Verständnis für die Dinge dieser Welt bewegt seine Seele.
Experience teaches that anyone who begins to collect in any field can feel a change in his soul. He becomes a joyful man filled with a deeper empathy, and a more open understanding moves his soul.
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Re: Mod Space Age Ash Tray
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2007, 04:03:20 PM »
My knee-jerk reaction was German circa-1950s too, but I decided to wait and see. Thankfully.  ;D

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Re: Mod Space Age Ash Tray
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 04:09:30 PM »
I don't smoke anymore, but wow! If I did, I'd be hotfooting to Bigashtray.com!  They have some really lovely ones don't they!

Thank you very much!

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Re: Mod Space Age Ash Tray
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2007, 05:36:34 PM »
Thanks for the quick reply and for directing me to Viking.  Impressive web page indeed!  It's interesting to see that they were doing such high design in the hills of West Virginia.



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