Tag Archives: Chrome

Vintage Chrome and Turquoise Vinyl 1960’s Step Stool

31 Aug

step stool

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Nice vintage 1960’s chrome step stool in good condition.  Chrome is in great shape, no pitting or rust.  Steps have been given a new coat of silver paint to clean them up.  Vinyl in original as found condition.

Looks great nestled among the other colourful bits and pieces from the 50’s and 60’s.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill Street, Almonte ON, just 30 km west of Ottawa.

Price is $60.

Please Note: The stool is now SOLD!!!

Retro Chrome Step Stool with Red Vinyl Upholstery

15 Aug

red stool

Ca. 1950’s or early 60’s.  Reupholstered with red marine vinyl.  Steps repainted to match.  Vintage black rubber on steps was salvaged.  Chrome cleaned up well with no pitting.  For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market, 26 Mill St., Almonte Ont.  Priced at $50.00.

Please note: This item is now SOLD!!

Mid Century Chrome and Yellow Vinyl Step Stool

21 Jan

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We found this great  mid century chrome and vinyl step stool at an estate sale and reupholstered it in yellow marine vinyl.  We  repainted the steps  yellow and added new black rubber tread.  The chair was  originally upholstered in a dull green vinyl and had dark green steps.  The chrome is in great shape with no rust.

This was for sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte ON, just west of Ottawa for $55.00. It has now been SOLD.

Dormeyer Chrome Hurri Hot Pot Electric Tea Kettle and Egg Cooker ca. 1950’s

12 Dec

electric kettle

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Manufactured by Dormeyer Corporation, Chicago, IL, USA in the 1950’s.  Chrome Hurri Hot Pot Electric Tea Kettle originally  came with a metal egg holder insert and a trivet.  Temperature can be adjusted to Warm, Hot, or Boil.  You can make a cup of tea, heat up some soup or stew, or boil a few eggs in this amazing little appliance.  Stands approx. 7″ tall with the lid on.

Built solid to last.  This will be available for sale in my booth at the Almonte Antique Market in Almonte Ontario shortly.

Note: This is now SOLD

Sunbeam Waffle Iron ca. 1940’s to 50’s, Chrome Model W-2

12 Dec

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This is a real beauty!  Picked it up at another estate sale for a pittance.  It was pretty dirty, but after a little elbow grease and a few hours of painstakingly cleaning the grill, voila!!

Ca. 1945 to 1955  Sunbeam Waffle Iron  Model W-2 makes jumbo sized waffles in no time at all.  Original cord and in fantastic condition, this baby will outlast any modern waffle iron made today.  The chrome top has some scuffing to the surface but other than that, it looks amazing.   Measures 12″  square and weighs over 10 pounds.  It will need to be re-seasoned before use as I scoured the grill.  Later models have removeable grills which popped out for  easier cleaning but this early model does not.

For sale at my booth at the Almonte Antique Market,, 26 Mill Street, in Almonte Ontario.

Priced at $45

Sunbeam Mixmaster Stand Mixer in Chrome Finish Model 2399

12 Dec

Sunbeam Mixmaster

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The Sunbeam-Oster Company produced this Mixmaster stand mixer in the late 1980’s.    Sunbeam acquired Oster in 1980 and they continued to make their flagship mixers that are still in production today.  This mixer is a retro looking chrome finished mixmaster,  not solid chrome like the early ones.  The mixer is detachable to use as a hand mixer.  I gave it a workout making a cake and it performed perfectly.  It was pretty dirty when I bought it at an estate sale but cleaned up very nicely.

Please note this mixer is not for Sale! I have decided to keep it for my own personal use.

1950’s General Electric Chrome Toaster and Fab Tray

27 Nov

More great finds from estate sales and the thrifts this week.  The General Electric toaster with black bakelite handles was grimy but in great condition and looks great after a couple of tedious hours cleaning the gunk out of the grooves in the bakelite handles and polishing up the chrome.  The floral tray is a Fab product and has a sticker on the back saying the following —– A “Fab” Product – “Fab” is for Fabric—–“Yes, the pattern that you see is actually a carefully chosen decorator’s fabric that has been sealed in a clear polyester composition. The surface is mark proof, stain and alcohol resistant, and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Avoid rough handling – this product is quite durable but is not unbreakable. Exposure to excessive heat may cause warping.”
Handcrafted in Barrie, Canada by Hardy-Glenwood Products.

These trays were made in the early 70’s and came in various sizes and colours.

The red lazy Susan is probably a recently dated item that was made to look retro.  The sides are  chrome colour painted on plastic .  It would look great in a retro kitchen.

The small triangular dish was made in Germany and I think it would date to the  60’s.  The black metal fish was made in Israel.  The little painted black bowl is marked Cressi on the back.  The glasses are from Dominion Glass Co. Montreal Canada and date to the 50’s.

Note: Toaster and lazy Susan are SOLD!