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Pencil Sharpener, Antimony Ware, Chattanooga Choo Choo Pioneer Tunnel, Vintage NOS

Pencil Sharpener, Antimony Ware, Chattanooga Choo Choo Pioneer Tunnel, Vintage NOS

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  • Pattern: Vintage Pencil Sharpener, Chattanooga Choo Choo Train
  • Made in Japan
  • Vintage: 1950's
  • Details:  This is a set of brand new, never used, still in its original plastic bag, pencil sharpener.  This pencil sharpener, was possibly a souvenir given by the Chattanooga Choo Choo to those who traveled to Ashland, PA.  The details on this train are extremely well done, down to the spokes on the wheels.  The box where these were found was labeled:  "Antimony Ware Hand-Made Pencil Sharpener".  The origin of antimony products dates back to 1877 Tokyo.  Antimony is an alloy, which easily takes impressions, has a smooth surface and does not shrink during cooling after casting.  It is used to produce fine and highly detailed features on varied articles such as accessories, figurines, presentation trophies, music boxes, etc.  The sharpener is marked: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" on one side and the other side: "Pioneer Tunnel, Ashland, PA".  Perfect for a train lover/collector or pencil sharpener collector.  Great conversation piece!
  • Materials: Metal
  • Dimensions: 2.0 inches Long, 1.25 inches Tall (at its tallest point), and 0.75 of an inch Wide (at its widest point)
  • Vintage - New Old Stock.  Excellent Condition.  These are unused, New Old Stock items, found in an old store up North.   Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  Please remember these are ANTIQUE and VINTAGE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. 

The Pioneer Tunnel operated from 1911 to 1931.  It was a coal mine owned by the Philadelphia and Reading Coal and Iron Company, the mine was dug straight into the mountain and extended thousands of feet underground.  The mine closed in 1931.  Today they offer coal mine tours & mountainside rides on a steam train plus a playground & snack bar.

The Chattanooga Choo Choo was a name given by a newspaper reporter after hearing the steam locomotive huffing and puffing.  Although the Chattanooga’s Terminal Station was significant in its role of the train era with its “Track 29”, little was known about the first Chattanooga Choo Choo until Glenn Miller and his orchestra made a song in 1941 about it which became very popular.  Still in existence is the Chattanooga Choo Choo Historic Hotel, considered one of the city's first historic preservation projects.  The Choo Choo Hotel is still going strong, providing travelers with beautiful and comfortable accommodations in unique Pullman Train Cars and traditional hotel rooms. The property also features two restaurants and several bars, two music venues, a comedy club, a distillery plus many different stores.  The original train ran on Track 29 and traveled from Pennsylvania Station in New York City through Baltimore, North and South Carolina, and finished the trip at Terminal Station in Chattanooga, TN.

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