These plastic New York World’s Fair 1939 salt & pepper shakers are in the shape of the iconic, streamlined, modernistic Trylon and Perisphere structures. “Building the World of Tomorrow” was the motto of the Fair. The Trylon and Perisphere, together known as the “Theme Center,” were the Fair’s focal point and served as the symbol that adorned most of its gifts and souvenirs.
The holes for salt and pepper are cleverly placed on opposite sides of each structure, so that shaking one will not disturb the other. (They aren’t removable from the base.)