I’m frustrated because I couldn’t find anything really useful about Abbotwares in the clips after yesterday’s post. Apparently The Times didn’t consider its oeuvre worthy of coverage. Tsk tsk. The company is so obscure that there isn’t even an entry on Wikipedia (OK, you Wiki trolls, get busy!)
So I turned to EBay and discovered a bonanza.
Not just the horse/radio combination, but the horse/radio combination with miniature saddle… AND a horse/clock combo. Then there’s something I call “Bust of a Woman Being Bucked Off.”
But nothing compares to this (except possibly a Hula Girl Radio).
This is allegedly a bank, but doesn’t it seem vaguely (or not even vaguely) pornographic? I’m not sure who comes out looking worse in this, the people who made them or the people who bought them…
Photo 1: Atwater Kent’s Love Child With a Trophy Shop, on EBay at $99.99.
Photo 2: Atwater Kent’s Love Child With a Trophy Shop With Saddle, on EBay at $179.95.
Photo 3: Digital Watch’s Love Child With a Trophy Shop, on EBay at $249.99.
Photo 4: Bust of a Woman, on EBay at $399. To be honest, it’s just speculation that this is from the same studio. Yes, it is made by Abbotwares and it does have the same joie de horsey kitsch, but it would be nice to confirm it all the same.
Photo 5: The Jimmy Durante bank, on EBay at $145.