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Toffenetti Ashtray

Toffenetti Ashtray

$95.00

Dario Louis Toffenetti arrived in the U.S. in 1910, and began peddling ice cream from a cart in Cincinnati. By 1937 he owned six restaurants in the Chicago Loop. Following the NY fair he outbid Louis B. Mayer for an immensely valuable piece of Times Square real estate on the corner of 43rd and Broadway. He built a two-story, glass-fronted building, outfitted with an escalator and a show-off gleaming stainless steel kitchen. The restaurant served 8,500 meals on opening day ("Famous for Ham and Sweets"). It shut its doors in 1968.

Once icons of hospitality and glamour, ashtrays are part of Americana that now belongs to the past. Offering an ashtray from the golden age of glamorous smoking, now out of use along with cigarettes, but desirable for its connection to the culture of New York City in the twentieth century.

Toffenetti Ashtray
Item #02249

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