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Vintage 15" Cast Iron Michelin Man Bibendum

Vintage 15\"  Cast Iron Michelin Man Bibendum | Ref. no. 09353a | Regent Antiques
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  • Vintage 15\"  Cast Iron Michelin Man Bibendum | Ref. no. 09353a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 15\"  Cast Iron Michelin Man Bibendum | Ref. no. 09353a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 15\"  Cast Iron Michelin Man Bibendum | Ref. no. 09353a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 15\"  Cast Iron Michelin Man Bibendum | Ref. no. 09353a | Regent Antiques
  • Vintage 15\"  Cast Iron Michelin Man Bibendum | Ref. no. 09353a | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09353a
Price: £145.00
This is a decorative vintage Michelin Man, or Bibendum.

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This is a decorative vintage Michelin Man, or Bibendum.

He stands smiling on a tyre with his hands on his hips and wearing a yellow Michelin sash.


 

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation of condition.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 39 x Width 23 x Depth 13 & Weight 5.9 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 3 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 5 inches & Weight 13.0 lbs

Our reference: 09353a

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The Michelin Tyre Man
 

Bibendum, commonly referred to in English as the Michelin Man or Michelin Tyre Man, is the official mascot of the Michelin tire company. Introduced at the Lyon Exhibition of 1894 where the Michelin brothers had a stand,[1]Bibendum is one of the world's oldest trademarks. The slogan Nunc est bibendum (Now is the time to drink) is taken from Horace's Odes (book I, ode xxxvii, line 1).

Michelin dominated the French tire industry for decades and remains a leading player in the market. It was one of the leading advertisers; to this day its famous guidebooks are widely used by travellers. Bibendum was depicted visually as a lord of industry, a master of all he surveyed, and a patriotic exponent of the French spirit. In the 1920s, Bibendum urged Frenchmen to adopt America's superior factory system, but to patriotically avoid using the "inferior" products of those factories. As automobiles became available to the middle classes, Michelin advertising likewise shifted downscale, and its restaurant and hotel guides likewise covered a broader range of price categories.
 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 39 x Width 23 x Depth 13 & Weight 5.9 kg

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 3 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 5 inches & Weight 13.0 lbs

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