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Dodge, Inc. began in Chicago in the mid 1920s by Ray E. Dodge, a former track star in the 1924 Olympics. In 1930 he moved the company to Los Angeles to begin making the famous Oscar statuette for Hollywood’s Academy Awards, and in 1949, began producing Hollywood’s Emmy as well. In a 1948, a catalog for Dodge, Inc. of Los Angeles, Newark and Miami, advertised “the master-line of gifts for the discriminating buyer,” listing more than 20 different pairs of bookends, including pieces designed by McClelland Barclay and Gladys E. Brown, selling for $10 to $40 a pair. All Dodge bookends are made of heavy cast gray metal. Their bookends on onyx bases are less common. The company used 5 different finishes for its cast metal pieces, but their trademark high-gloss bronze finish with two-tone highlights of rich red-golden copper from the Southwest’s great copper mines, earned Dodge the tag line, “The Best of the West.”

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