Jan 19 2010

Can You Help Identify This 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race Brass Box?


Hi Matt, I have never seen this box before or whether it was used as one of the entrants' gifts or a prize for the top finishers. The 1936 Vanderbilt Cup Race was won by the great Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa-Romeo. I will post your photos and see if anyone knows the history behind your brass box.


 


 


 


 


 



If you can help identify Matt's box, please leave a comment on the Blog at the end of this post. Thanks!



Comments

Jan 25 2010 Joel Finn 11:59 AM

I also have one of these boxes that my father was given by George Robertson who was the general manager of the 1936-37 VC races. My father told me they were cigar boxes given to the drivers, team managers and other selected important people involved in the 1936 race.
My box is fully cedar wood lined-top, bottom and sides.

Jan 25 2010 Bob Graham 2:32 PM

Matt’s box appears to be either a cigarette or cigar humidor.

Jan 27 2010 Howard Kroplick 9:00 AM

Joel and Bob:

Thanks for the information. Much appreciated!

Howard

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