Seen in the U.S. as early as 1909, yellow cabs were first incorporated by Albert Rockwell s Yellow Taxicab Company, in New York City in 1912; legend has it that he used yellow because his wife preferred the color. Cabs were standardized in 1937 and the official yellow color was used to signal riders that they were regulated cabs. Alternatively, in Chicago, John Hertz opened the first Yellow Cab Company in 1915 and he d commissioned a study on the most visible color, and bumblebee yellow won. If you leave your books with this set of Vintage Yellow Cab cast iron sculptural bookends, you will always know right where to find them. Bookends serve as punctuation marks in a library, showcasing your interests, and adding character to any room, shelf, or credenza. This ideal heavyweight pair of Vintage Yellow Cab bookends serves as functional art while giving literary support to your favorite books. Hand-crafted in heavyweight foundry cast iron exclusively for Design Toscano, then hand painted and distressed just enough to replicate a true antique.
Overall 15 Wx6 Dx7½ H. 7 lbs.