VINTAGE BRASS HORSE HEAD BOOKENDS MADE IN USA BY PHILADELPHIA MANUFACTURING
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As Chester Thornwell reached up to the bookshelf in his study walnut-paneled study, his hand stopped at the brass horse head bookends that held back his collection of Zane Grey novels. He ran his finger across the mane of one of the horses. The sun was filtering in through the window hitting the bookend just right so that it illuminated the golden brass and Chester found himself transfixed by the glowing animal. His mind began to daydream and he imagined himself as a cowboy holding reins in one hand, his hat in the other hand as he and a wild bucking horse leapt and whirled in the air then tumbled back down to the ground in a tumultuous battle of wills. The other cowhands were leaning over the corral fence, cheering him on by hooting and howling as the dust rose in the air.
"Aah-aah-achoooo," Chester let out a loud sneeze. Just the thought of all that dust had triggered his sinus' to react. He pulled one of his favorite Zane Grey books off the shelf and settled back in an overstuffed easy chair to have a nice read. Before starting to read, he reached for a tissue from the box that sat on a small table next to his chair. He blew his nose several times and tried to avoid looking at the glimmering bookend again as to not find his mind wandering back to the dusty corral.
For sale is a beautiful set of brass horse head bookends sure make your collection of western novels shine. These book ends were made in the USA in the late 1980s by the Philadelphia Manufacturing Company. These substantial pieces each measure 5.5" tall and 3.25" X 4.5" at the base. They weigh a little over 2.5 lbs each and made of cast brass. The base and neck has a dark bronze finish with the horse's head and mane set off in shiny brass. The bottom side is covered in red felt.
This item is in very good vintage condition with only a few tiny spots of tarnish.
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