November 22, 2016

Non-Sports Card of the Day: 1938 Wills's Cigarettes Railway Equipment

Today's non-sports card is a tobacco card from England's Wills's Cigarettes that explains the all-important question "how an escalator works." We use escalators nearly everyday and, to be honest, I have really have no idea how they work...I'm guessing a large hamster wheel contraption of some sort! 


The back of the card explains the procedure of the escalator which are stairs attached to a long metal chain that runs in a loop. This card is a part of a Railway Equipment set issued in cigarette packs in 1938 and there are a total of 50 cards available. Like most Wills's products there was also albums that could be purchased to hold your cards for the incredible price of one penny.

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