Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Cole Bros. Circus cages 1935-36 #12

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Anonymous 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."

Anonymous 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'