This one's for all you cigarette smoking Michelin Man lovin' rubberists out there:
I came across this gem in a book called Counter Culture: The Allure of Mini-Mannequins about tiny-sized mannequins and interesting counter top displays from the days of....way before I was born.
France's Michelin Man was one of the most ubiquitous af all branding figures, owing to its countless iterations. --pg. 181
Unfortunately, that's all the book says about this ashtray. I can't tell if the MM sitting on the ashtray is made from actual rubber, but I sure as hell doubt the base is! Hello tire fire! I can't account for anyone else's opinions, but burning rubber smells like skank.