Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Cole Bros. Circus cages 1935-36 #12

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Ole Whitey said...

The two cages in the middle are ex-Robbins and the two on the outside are ex-Christy. Note that the flat carries the names of both Beatty and Allen King. After King left in midseason, this flat was modified to read "Clyde Beatty Animal King."

J Goodall said...

The flat is lettered "Clyde Beatty World Toured Circus with Clyde Beatty & Allen King".
The first wagon is lettered "Clyde Beatty - PERFORMING BENGAL TIGERS; the second wagon lettered Clyde Beatty Trained Animals; the third wagon is not lettered and the fourth reads "Allen King Trained Animals - EDUCATED LEOPARDS'