Carborundum American Indian advertising ornament


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  • £110.00
  • €130 Euro
  • $145 US Dollar

United Kingdom

Hoarde Vintage Member since 2019
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A desk ornament or paperweight, made to advertise the Carborundum Company of Trafford Park, Manchester in approximately the 1920s. It is in the form of a bust of a Native American Indian. Carborumdum made sharpening stones and grinding wheels out of Silicon carbide, and this piece seems to be made of a similar material. It has a patinated finish to make it look like bronze. On the back are the company details, while on the front is the product slogan "Hardest & Sharpest". The base is covered with felt.

Condition : There is a small chip to the bottom edge.


  • H: 12.5cm (4.92in)
  • W: 7.5cm (2.95in)
  • D: 5.5cm (2.17in)



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