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Kent Automatic Timer-Filter Vacuum Coffee Brewer 1940’s

2 Dec

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This is a very rare drip style coffee pot made by Kent Products Co. in Chicago Illinois back in the 1940’s.  It is in very nice condition, with a couple of extra plastic pieces that just sit on top of the top glass bowl for storage.  The  flat red piece is actually a stand for the top glass bowl once the coffee has been brewed. It is not used as a top.   The top bowl is removed once brewing is complete and put in the red stand.  Better than lying it on its side on the counter I would imagine.  There is also a red plastic scoop for your coffee.

The glass pots are in excellent condition with no damage that I could find. The red flashing with gold accents is in very nice condition with minimal wear.  The black rubber gasket does have a few nicks in it and is a bit stiff but still very usable.  It fits  over the bottom of the top bowl.

I found the instructions for making the ‘World’s Finest Cup of Coffee’ online at this site: http://www.baharris.org/coffee/Collection.htm.  Just look for this model by Kent in the listing and you can print off the instructions to make coffee.  The Automatic Timer-Filter is the porcelain piece that fits inside the top glass bowl.  To brew coffee you fill the bottom bowl with water and the top bowl with ground coffee and then put in on the stove to boil.  The boiled water rises up into the top bowl saturating the coffee.  Allow to boil in the upper bowl for about 1 minute then remove the brewer from the stove. When the coffee has drained back into the lower bowl, remove the upper bowl and serve.  Voila!!!

I have this displayed at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON.

Priced at $35

Please note: THIS ITEM IS NOW SOLD!!!

 

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Wood Rolling Pin Made in Germany, Early to Mid Century, Unusual Style

12 Jul

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This is something I have never seen before. The handles of the rolling pin are at right angles to the pin.  I suppose it would make it much easier to roll your dough out with this if you have limited counter space.  I haven’t used it so I don’t know how it would feel to use.  Might be quite nifty to try.

If anyone out there has seen this type of rolling pin before or has one, I would be interested in knowing how they like using it.

I really don’t have a price on this yet, as it may turn out to be worth a bit more than the standard ones. Certainly has novelty value anyway.

Please note this item is now SOLD!!!

Update: There are some letters on the side of the rolling pin, D.R.G.M.  The letters stand for Deutsches Reichsgebrauchsmuster which simply means officially registered in Germany and dates from 1892 to 1952 when the mark was used.  There is no way to tell who made it though.

Vintage Boxed Set of Bird Clothes Pins

16 Oct

 

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How cute are these??? I can just picture what a funny sight it would be with these colourful little birds holding up wet clothes on an outdoor clothesline.

The box contains 8  plastic bird clothes pins with stainless steel spring action clips.  They are in great condition, probably never used.  The spring action appears to be working fine.

Come visit my booth at the Ottawa Antique Show at Carleton University Fieldhouse on Oct 25th and 26th 2014 to find these and other charming mid century collectibles.

Please note these are now SOLD!!!

 

Q Squared Melamine Set of Coloured Mixing Bowls

7 Jul

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These are very recent in age.  Manufactured sometime after 2011 by the company Q Squared which operates out of New York, NY.  Q Squared has a design team in Italy and their own manufacturing facilities in China.  Their showroom is at 41 Madison on the 19th floor.  According to their CEO, it (the company) has masterfully reinvented melamine, creating plates and bowls to take on a look that is hip and fashionable yet practical and even luxurious. “Finally, irresistible melamine is here!” she remarked.

These are indeed very well made, heavy and substantial feeling.  Nice quality and extremely useful set of 6 melamine bowls in a rainbow of colours.  They look beautiful displayed anywhere.

This melamine is not suitable for the mircrowave.

These are currently at my booth in the Almonte Antique Market  (These are not old enough to be considered even a collectible at this point but they were too colourful and useful to pass up).

Priced at $25 for the set

Please Note: Not surprisingly, this set is now SOLD!!

 

Milk Glass Mug with Pearson’s Pennant Flag & Parliament Buildings

11 May

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This mug probably dates to 1963 or 64 because that was when the Great Canadian Flag Debate took place.  There are no identifying marks on the bottom but it could be made by Glasbake or Federal Glass Co.  Both these companies often made mugs with current affairs as the subject matter.

This would be a great addition to your mug collection.  Found by a very resourceful person who supplies me with unusual and funky fab finds!!

Flag designed by Alan Beddoe and favoured by Lester Pearson. It came to be known as “Pearson’s Pennant” or “The Bow-Tie Banner.”

I got the following information from Wikipedia:

The Great Canadian Flag Debate (or Great Flag Debate) took place in 1963 and 1964 when a new design for the national flag of Canada was chosen. Although the flag debate had been going on for a long time prior, it officially began on June 15, 1964, when Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson proposed his plans for a new flag in the House of Commons. It lasted more than six months, bitterly dividing[1] the people in the process. The debate over the proposed new Canadian flag was ended by cloture on December 15, 1964. It resulted in the adoption of the “Maple Leaf flag” as the Canadian national flag. The flag was inaugurated on February 15, 1965 and since 1996, February 15 has been commemorated as Flag Day.

Please note this mug is now SOLD!!

Fab Four, The Beatles Bobble Head Cake Toppers 1960’s

14 Feb

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This month is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles (John, Paul, Ringo and George) appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.  I have these wonderful Beatles Bobblehead Caketoppers that are still sealed in their original plastic bag.  They are plastic, made in Hong Kong and measure about 4″ tall.

Please Note: This is now SOLD

Amber Glass Honeycomb Container

21 Aug

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This lovely little Fenton glass container is adorned with honey bees along the sides and lid.  It recently SOLD at an Antiques show we participated in.  It is quite heavy and measures about  4 1/2″  square and 4 1/2″ high and has a pedestal base.

“Honeycomb Bee”, was originally designed for a beekeeper in the midwest in the 1940’s; and Fenton only used this pattern for a short time.

Please Note: This item is now SOLD!!