Vintage cast metal silvertone silent butler or crumb tray from Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park California. There are 2 pieces, one piece is the tray and one piece is the scraper.
The tray features the famous Knott's train. The scraper says "Ghost Town & Calico RR, Knoit's Berry Farm, Buena Park, Calif."
SPECIAL NOTICE - on the scraper, it actually does spell Knott's as Knoit's. I've had this for quite a while and never noticed it. I was showing it to a friend last week and she pointed it out. I would think the incorrect spelling would make it rarer. I've been watching for another listing for a long time and have never seen another one, so maybe it is rare.
As to the age, I can't pinpoint the exact timeframe but a big clue is where the scraper has the 5 letter abbreviation of "Calif". Per the history of state abbreviations, in 1963 the process began of changing over the 3 letter style to the 2 letter style that we use today. The 4 and 5 letter styles were used before the 3 letter ones, but I can't find any reference as to when the 4 and 5 letters were used. So, I'm guessing that this tray is from the 1950s.
Each piece is marked on the back with:
U.M.C (under a tree symbol)
Buyer to pay USPS First Class Mail charges of $5.99. Shipping is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE PARTIAL REFUND OF SHIPPING CHARGES
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. Previously, shipping charges were based solely on weight and a package cost the same amount regardless of where it was being shipped to in the United States. This year they went a bit overboard. Now, with this year's increase, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. Now it is not possible to state a shipping cost and have it be valid regardless if the package is traveling 2 miles or all the way to the east coast. This latest increase has added an additional .46 cents to up to $1.43 on packages. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
To complicate things even further, Google will not show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
COMBINED SHIPPING INFORMATION
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can fit safely into a single box. However, my web host is also not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap and on top of that, this year Paypal started charging a currency conversion fee of 4.4%. International shipping now depends on the destination country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. Unless noted, all items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.