Hobo Nickel "0-6-0 Switcher Train" Railroad Locomotive By Howard Thomas
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Hobo Nickel "0-6-0 Switcher Train" Railroad Locomotive By Howard Thomas:
Hobo Nickel "0-6-0 Switcher Train" Railroad Locomotive by Howard Thomas
Thehobo nickelis asculpturalartform involving the creative modification of small-denominationcoins, essentially resulting in miniaturebas reliefs. Thenickel, because of its size, thickness, and relative softness, was a favored coin for this purpose. However, the term "hobo nickel" is generic, as carvings have been made from many different denominations.
Due to its low cost and portability, this medium was particularly popular amonghobos, hence the name.
This is a 1937 carved hobo nickel. It's carved on the reverse side, and is a 0-6-0 Switcher Train. Howard will be doing a series of different types of trains, keep watching for your favorite! There are several pictures of this one, at different angles to show the depth of the carving. By turning the nickel, different aspects of the depth and shading are shown, and may look slightly in each photo. It is signed on the back. Take a look! Please look closely at the pictures.We try to take the best photos possible and allow big enlargements so you can see exactly what you are getting! All carvings are signed by Howard. Any and all comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated!
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