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Roanoid globe ashtray

Roanoid globe ashtray, Pesco
Roanoid globe ashtray
Roanoid globe ashtray
Interioir of Roanoid globe ashtray
Roanoid for Roxon Ltd
Roanoid globe ashtray
Roanoid globe ashtray
Roanoid globe ashtray


This ashtray is an iconic design that features in many books on modern design and collectable plastics. It was made by Roanoid for Roxon Ltd and was reputedly originally commissioned by Dunlop Ltd as a promotional item. This particular ashtray has the words Pesco Woolies Wear on the three fold out arms.

Each arm folds out to form a cigarette rest, the globe shape and a lead weight in the base means that it will always right itself if rolled over. The base and arms are black whilst the top section is a pale marbled salmon pink. On the inside of the base are the words "Made for Roxon Ltd by Roanoid - Patent applied for" and inside the top is an actual patent number.

The ashtray is approximately 85mm diameter. There are a couple of small marks where the arms fold out and these can be seen in the last two photographs but these are very minor. I have never seen one in as good condition as this.

Overall this is an excellent example of a classic design item. Due to the value it will be posted by Royal Mail Special Delivery

Price £185.00.
Postage & packing for UK £10.50.
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