We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1800s Articulated Opticians Lense Sign
This is a very rare and unique articulated Point-of Purchase advertising display. It shows how a Toric Lenses work with the curvature of the eye. There are 2 mechanical rods that activate the display. The bottom rod changes the lense from curved to flat. The second rod rotated the lithographed eye up and down. The printed cardboard parts were well protected behind glass and framed in wood... 5" x 13"... $675