Accessory Mascots

Advertising Mascots:  Michelin Man - The Boxer.

Michelin Man (Bebendum), produced in the 1920's.  This version has the appearance of a boxer.

The maker was Generes Co. of Paris, France.  They were a company who specialised in making Metallo-Bronze pieces.  Metallo-Bronze was a very fragile alloy and did not stand the test of time too well.  The Metallo-Bronze was first plated with copper and then nickel or silver plated.  It is very rare to find one in perfect condition.