Mold A Rama souvenier vending machine inside Chicago's Brookfield Zoo. Brookfield Illinois. September 2010.
Originally uploaded by Eddie from Chicago
Welcome aboard Eddie's Railfan Page from the city of Chicago Illinois USA.
I took this photo during a recent September 2010 visit to Chicago's Brookfield Zoo in west suburban Brookfield Illinois. One of My happy childhood memories, was My Parents occasionally purchasing for Me an injection molded souvenier animal sculpture souvenier, from the Mold -A -Rama vending machine at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo.
Believe it or not...they are still using the same machines they did almost 40 years ago today! Definately good quality craftsmanship!
Back in the early 1970's, I used to have several of these mold- a- rama sculptures. They were all gone by the time I was a teenager though.
The Brookfield Zoo used to have a steam train circling the park from 1967 until 1985, and one of the sculptures I used to own, was actually a black steam locomotive representing the zoo's train.
The Mold-A-Rama machines are still pumping out little wax sculptures today at The Brookfield Zoo, and the old zoo train today resides at The Hesston Steam Museum near Michigan City Indiana undergoing restoration. www.hesston.org