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Large Mid-Century Plaster 'Scenicruiser' Greyhound Bus Advertising Display Model

$5,550

About

This large and substantial molded plaster model of the iconic Mid-Century Modern Greyhound 'Scenicruiser' bus has no maker's marks, but presumed to be made in the United States in approximately 1955. These models were reported to be used as display pieces in bus terminals and travel agency offices. Understandably, a limited number of these models were ever produced and only a few have survived given their fragile composition. This example is the earliest of three variations of the plaster bus models produced between 1954 and 1959 and is regarded as the 54 'Silver Sided Scenic" among the Greyhound Bus Lines historians and collectors. The model is composed of molded plaster over a wooden frame that has been realistically painted on five sides with applied decal logos. Some later models varied slightly when the 'Supercruiser' was introduced and have a different body shape and paint scheme. Please note that this is a sizable advertising model stretching over three feet in length and almost a foot wide and a highly decorative tribute to this iconic American design of Raymond Lowey.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 11.5 in. (29.21 cm)Width: 39.5 in. (100.33 cm)Depth: 8.75 in. (22.23 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    MoldedPlaster,Cold-PaintedPlaster,Hand-CraftedWood
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1955
  • Condition
    Repaired: Some old repairs noted to some areas of the plaster and paint on the hood and roof as presented in the photos. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Considerable superficial hairline cracks or fissures over the top, sides and back of the plaster finish and one possible old repair to the top front panel. One chip noted to the top and some paint loss in several places as presented in the photos.
  • Seller Location
    Hamilton, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1355218025681

Shipping & Returns

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    Ships From: Hamilton, Canada
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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