1947, Clabber Girl Special, Bronze Ashtray
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Terre Haute, Indiana
For 1947 a bronze ashtray measuring 6 1/2" by almost 5" and made by Bastian Brothers, the same folks who made the badges, with the 1947 pit badge (the 1946 Novi) in the middle (the number area has been cut off and the badge soldered to the ashtray) with "Indianapolis Motor Speedway" engraved at the top was produced. There is a version with "Clabber Girl Special Terre Haute, Indiana" below the IMS engraving. Tony Hulman owned the Clabber Girl Baking Powder company at this time. The plain versions were given out around *Christmas time and probably during the year and the *Clabber Girl versions were supposedly given to employees etc. of the Clabber Girl Co. or possibly to personal friends of Tony. It is uncertain if ashtrays had a Christmas card as they may have been distributed through out the year. The Bastian Bros. mark is located on rear in the shaded area.
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Stock photos and description:
Courtesy of The National Indy 500 Collectors Club
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