Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-10-2012, 09:57 PM   #1
Rivet Master
danlehosky's Avatar
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Gig Harbor , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 780
Iconic American Products for Airstreams

Since buying an Airstream trailer and have been actve on this forum I have realized that there are other iconic American companies, Pendleton Woolen Mills among them that lend themselves to use in an airstream. I would like to honor the spirit of this very special trailer by accessorizing it with these items. Lets leave vintage cars out of this list. I'm not talking about nostalgic or old items. Just things that will be useful to camping.Something being made that your parents could have used that si still being manufactured today
So far we have a real old Coke bottle opener which is very useful on Micro brew bottles and some Pendleton blankets. Items could include tableware, pots and pans, bedding, lanterns, outdoor furniture, grills, clothes, you get the picture. I would like to know of regional companies as well. One that comes to mind for me is Filson in Seattle.

Hope is not a plan.
danlehosky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
Rivet Master
c_lewis77's Avatar
1982 34' Limited
Brunswick , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,084
Images: 22
I always remember my dads old Coleman stove and propane lantern. I keep a Coleman stove in the AS for outdoor cooking (fish, shrimp and such), it just wouldn't be camping without it!

1982 34' Limited
2000 Excursion V10 4x4
WBCCI #3321
TAC #GA-24
c_lewis77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 10:07 PM   #3
Rivet Master
vswingfield's Avatar
1983 34' Excella
1967 24' Tradewind
Little Rock , Arkansas
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 3,777
Images: 32
I have a 6-quart Presto pressure cooker. It is a new model. Mirro is still making pressure cookers, too. I have a 2½ quart Mirro that I use more often, but it is older and no longer in production.

Great kitchen addition. Unfortunately the new Presto cookers are made in China. Still a very nice product, though. For the old ones, there's always eBay.
vswingfield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 11:19 PM   #4
doorgunner's Avatar
1986 32' Excella
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Citrus Heights , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,105
Images: 35
oh yea Filson, great sportsman clothing.
how about some cast iron cookware.
doorgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 11:27 PM   #5
Rivet Master
danlehosky's Avatar
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Gig Harbor , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 780
All good. I wonder if the cast iron company that used to operate out of I think Erie PA and made cookware but were famous for their cast iron cake molds is still in business
Hope is not a plan.
danlehosky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 12:22 AM   #6
2 Rivet Member
quiltbike's Avatar
1967 17' Caravel
Pensacola , Florida
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 29
We have furnished our Caravel with Melamine dishes made by Boonton in New Jersey, purchased on ebay and consignment shops. Also use Dad's old Coleman lantern, Penquin ice bucket, and silverware made in USA circa 1960's, Weber Smokey Joe charcoal grill. We highly recommend ebay, etsy, and check any and all junk shops. There is lots of great finds if you look!
quiltbike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 04:00 AM   #7
3 Rivet Member
1973 25' Tradewind
Augusta , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 123
For cast iron I've always been partial to Lodge. They are made outside Knoxville, Tn near Great Smoky Mountains. Learned to cook over a fire with cast iron in Boy Scouts. If you are traveling through Knoxville there is Lodge outlet store a couple of miles off interstate. I get through there every couple of months on travel. There are some good deals on blemished cookware. Also complete line at full retail.
DGJackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 05:04 AM   #8
4 Rivet Member
rbs's Avatar
2015 30' Classic
Decatur , Illinois
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 322
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 2

We just yesterday put a 1957 Sunbeam toaster in the Airstream. You remember them, beautiful chrome appliance that automatically took the bread down slowly and raised it slowly when done. I use my Great Aunt's 1953 model at home, just so many great memories and I am so glad that I have and get to use it. One of the many American made items that were built with pride and built to last.
rbs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 06:09 AM   #9
Rivet Master
Lily&Me's Avatar

2006 22' Interstate
Normal , Illinois
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 13,990
The rather junky antique shops are a great resource for cast iron, aluminum and other vintage accessories. If I took the notion, I could peddle these things out of a cart pulled by the Interstate. Love those junk shops.

There are many aluminum items out there, also appliances and dining accessories. I found a folding, tiered serving tray a couple of years ago that I thought would be great for rallies, but have yet to use it. Keep forgetting it is in the cupboard. Maybe this year.

🏡 🚐 Cherish and appreciate those you love. This moment could be your last.🌹🐚❤️
Lily&Me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 08:06 AM   #10
Rivet Master
SilverRanger's Avatar
2005 19' Safari
1968 24' Tradewind
Rural , Delaware
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,475

My wife collects Fiestaware and thinks they go rather well with Airstreams, which we also seem to collect. It's still made in Newell, WV. It can be a challenge to transport in the Airstream, but that hasn't stopped her because it's pretty durable.

She'd be the first to suggest that Airstream and Fiesta collaborate on a special edition model, like they did with Swiss Army and Eddie Bauer. I guess the potential for color schemes is great. She informs me they're coming out with a new color in June-Flamingo.
She collects those, too.

Fiesta (dinnerware) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
2005 Bambi
1968 Trade Wind
2007 Ford F250 4x4 Crew
SilverRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 08:15 AM   #11
Rivet Master
Denis4x4's Avatar
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Currently Looking...
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,112
I collect Beacon and Pendleton blankets and ran across this one that is a truly an iconic American product!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC03399.JPG
Views:	105
Size:	106.8 KB
ID:	155529   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC03400.JPG
Views:	112
Size:	112.2 KB
ID:	155530  

Denis4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 08:23 AM   #12

2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , Milky Way
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,371
Images: 1
Thumbs up Coffee....

Retro coffee.... and toast.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Toastmaster 1B3 1932.jpg
Views:	113
Size:	105.8 KB
ID:	155531  


Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland. 😂

“It’s a crooked piece of time that we live in….”
John Prine
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 08:30 AM   #13
3 Rivet Member
bganso's Avatar
1994 30' Excella
Truckee , California
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 217
Images: 1
Estwing Tools - A campers axe and a rock pick. I remember my dad using an Estwing axe on my first camping trip to the Marshall Gold Discovery site in Coloma, CA. That was about 55 years ago.
bganso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 08:38 AM   #14
Master of Universe
Gene's Avatar
2008 25' Safari FB SE
Grand Junction , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,919
First of all, I am an old iconic American product. Maybe not iconic, but certainly old.

We have a reversible Pendleton bedspread that replaced the old-fashioned, but not iconic OEM one. We also have a couple of dinner plates and some smaller plates from the Corning Ware blue cornflower period—I had a set of those in 1962 and a few remain. They are hard to break (though it appears I succeeded over 50 years), so they are good for trailer travel.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1010006.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	280.4 KB
ID:	155532  

Gene is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.