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.
1950s Detailed Driving School Model
This impressive model is well over 4 foot long. In the 1950s European driving schools were required to teach students how the car worked as well as how to drive them. This model was designed by Fritz Fortenbacher and made by the Böhm Company in Germany. Its the likable cartoon style look of this cars front end that makes this example so popular. Just crank the handle and all the parts are set in motion. 19 in.Hx52 in.Wx19 in.D $5,200