Thursday, August 25, 2011

Reddy Kilowatt Electric Co. Logo Plastic Character and Ashtray 1950's

Reddy Kilowatt  open link
Reddy Kilowatt Electric Co. Logo Plastic Character
Reddy Kilowatt...the logo of many electrical companies throughout the 50's here in a cute plastic fugurine and standing with slotted feet in it Bakelite stand. But there is a surprise....He Glows in the Dark!
Both sides of his skinny see through plastic body are exactly the same and likewise his face and hands are the same on each side.
There is a US Patent # on both Shoes and Reddy Kilowatt marked on the shoes and the bottom of the Bakelite stand.
Reddy Kilowatt is drawn as a stick figure whose body and limbs are made of "lightning-bolt" symbols and whose bulbous head has a light bulb for a nose and wall outlets for ears. Reddy was created at the Alabama Power Company by Ashton B. Collins, Sr., and debuted March 11, 1926. He was subsequently licensed by some 300 electrical companies in the U.S. and abroad looking to sell homes on using the relatively new technology. He was featured in a 1947 comic book and movie produced by the studio of Walter Lantz. Reddy Kilowatt was a frequent presence in publicity material until energy conservation replaced energy production as a national goal with the growth of the environmental movement and the OPEC oil embargo. He is now rarely seen. In 1998, Reddy was bought by Northern States Power Company, which created an entire subsidiary, Reddy Kilowatt Corp., to manage the cartoon. That company later created Reddy Flame, a character promoting natural gas. From Wikipedia.
He measures 5.5". He is in excellent condition with only some slight wearing of the red lines on his face.
I do have a great looking and perfect condition Reddy Kilowatt Ashtray that will be a long as it is available...with the purchase of Reddy.

Reddy Kiowatt Ashtray  open link
Reddy Kilowatt Electric company logo from the 50's is embossed on this mint condition ashtray. Collectors of Reddy and electrical company promotional collectibles, will note that I also have for sale in my shop the actual Reddy Kilowatt Glow in the dark figurine. (See seperate listing).
This is 4" round and 1" deep clear glass with 3 protuded cigarette ridges on the side.

The logo also has (Registered trademark logo), Reddy Kilowatt. The glass, with no chips cracks or dings, is starting to pink up a bit, as aged glass does. It looks old.

You can buy the ashtray seperate, but I am offering this ashtray as a bonus to go with the purchase of the figurine.Reddy Kilowatt Electric Co. Logo Plastic Character

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