Wednesday, April 8, 2015

West Bros. E&A 811 City Garage

It's been two years since we posted any West Bros. candy containers but we finally got another one, the City Garage. In 1914 West Brothers put out a series of 16 candy containers which consisted of a glass container held to a tin-litho building cover with a small wire clip called a 'grasshopper' which fit into slots at the bottom of each building. These are small at 1 3/4" (4.4cm) W x 2 3/4" (7cm) H x 2" (5.1cm) D, so it's no wonder that they didn't hold a lot of candy, 1oz I believe. They're nice buildings and have even been used as the basis for a series of paper models by Howard Lamey and Paul Race called 'Tribute to Tinplate'. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Here it is shown with a Tootsietoy Classic Series 1928 Ford Model A Coupe #4655


  1. Ed, thanks for posting this. I found a bad image of this on eBay so I knew it existed, but it's nice to see them in all their "glory."

    1. You're welcome Paul! The last posts were done back in 2013. I've only got five of the sixteen buildings. The same ones seem to come up all the time and they tend to get pricey.