Locomotive Popcorn Stand

From the Feb 1934 issue of Modern Mechanix, here's the locomotive French popcorn and peanut stand:

All locomotive parts above the wheels are ingeniously made from sheet metal. A small boiler supplies steam for the locomotive whistle, but this whistle has the characteristic squeaky note of the popcorn wagon.

I say bring back this Locomotive Popcorn Stand! Link


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Here in Fort Smith, Arkansas, there was a popcorn and peanut locomotive in operation downtown around the turn of the century. It was destroyed when a tornado struck the neighborhood (I believe the tornado was in 1911, but I may be wrong on that.)
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From an historical point of view I doubt the pop corn theory, and I think this locomotive is more of the roasted chesnuts kind. After all, it's written 'Marrons' on it....
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you can find a recent picture of such a stand in Strasbourg here (not the same as in the paper):

http://photos.linternaute.com/photo/402966/6311914325/1741/la-locomotive-aux-marrons/

Bertrand
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