Rare Set Of Seven Pinocchio Characters/figurines *syroco* Wood For Sale
What an amazing set for the Pinocchio collector!! These figurines are from Syroco wood, a composite which gives them the look of hand carved wood. "Syrocco" or, more commonly, "Syroco," is the term applied to a molded
material resembling carved wood that was invented and first
implemented by a company called the "Syracuse Ornamental Company."
Here is a concise explanation of the derivation of the term from a
website offering a "Syrocco" product.:
"This is an unmarked figurine of a Man Playing an Accordion which was
made from the Syroco molding process that Adolph Hostein, owner of the
Syracuse Ornamental Company, developed in the 1890s. The material is a
combination of a wood compound and casting fluids that were then
poured into molds. The finished casting appears to be hand carved. The
Syracuse Ornamental Company became Syroco, Inc., in the 1930s. By the
1940?s, other companies such as Multi Products were producing Syrocco
products. The Syracuse Ornamental Company produced many products for
the home including ashtrays, decorative architectural moldings and
very sought after cork screws."
The Syracuse Ornamental Company, known as Syroco, was an American manufacturing company
based in Syracuse,
New York. They were best known for their molded wood-pulp products that resembled
Founded in Syracuse, New York in 1890 by immigrant Adolph Holstein, the Syracuse Ornamental
specialized in decorative wood carving, especially for the local residential market.
Products included fireplace
mantelpieces and other types of interior decoration popular in late Victorian homes.
To meet increasing market
demand and sales opportunities Holstein developed a material looked and felt like
wood but that which could be
shaped, allowing multiple pieces to be produced through a molding process. The
new product, which combined
wood pulp brought from the Adirondacks with flour as a binder and other materials
to give it strength, was
extruded and then cut to fit compression molds, which had were made from original
carvings in real wood.
You will receive: Pinocchio, measures approx. 2 1/8", Geppetto approx 2 3/8", Honest John. approx 2 1/4", Lampwick approx 2 1/4", Jiminy Cricket approx 2", Giddy approx 2 1/4" and Figaro approx 1 1/4". All characters have their name molded into the front and the backs all have (c) WDP molded into them. They are all in great shape, although the paint is worn is various places. Please email any questions prior to offerding. Your Pinocchio collection will be carefully packed and shipped via Priority mail within two business days of payment received. Thanks so much for viewing my sale and good luck offerding!
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Rare Set Of Seven Pinocchio Characters/figurines *syroco* Wood : $67