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Old 05-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Show off your favorite vintage wares.

This evening, I gave Amy a gift for her being so supportive of me the last two years while I earned my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. She was a single mom and full time soldier for the last two years with me 1,000 miles away.

While these are nothing compared to what she has done for me the past two years, I thought that they were perfect. These were both made by Rival in the 1950's. Interesting that this line of "o-mat" items all mounted on the same bracket to be easily interchangeable.

I hope to find a place to mount the bracket in our Airstream since they are great conversation pieces, and look great.

What are everyone's favorite vintage wares?

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Old 05-11-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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Nice, Steve.

Congratulations on getting that degree. Now, for some camping!


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Old 05-12-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
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Anybody? Anybody? Bueller? Bueller?

I guess I will show off more of our vintage wares. We especially like the hammered aluminum vintage items.


One of our favorites is this chaffing dish. Great to cook a one pot meal in the pan, and transfer to the chaffing dish to keep warm at rally time.


Our pitcher and cups. These save a good bit of weight against the glasses.


It seems everyone has one of these in their trailers. I found the chrome one on eBay and the plastic came out of one of our old Airstreams.



We have two of these ice buckets. They look the same, but this one is larger than the other.



This insulated container is great for keeping hot stuff hot and cold stuff cold.



An assortment of different aluminum serving trays.
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We collect hammered aluminum ware too, very fun!
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #5
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Here is what you really need Steve for those nights Amy is away.

Vintage Aluminum Hot Water Bottle by YBINUCAROL on Etsy
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Hey Al,

The last two years have been full of "away" nights and NO camping.

That will be remedied starting soon.

Last summer in Corpus Christi we picked up 47 of these beautiful Army mess trays from the 40's. We love taking them to rally potlucks. I will bring the remainders to rally events in the hopes of offloading some of them.

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Trays from the 40's ?????? They were in use into the 70's that I know of. No idea when they were last used. UGggggggghhhh the memories of Army food. You just ruined my day.
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Congrats on your degree, Steve! Hard work pays off...

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Old 07-04-2012, 11:34 AM   #9
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Here's a really cool coffee pot we bought on the North Shore when we were there Memorial weekend this year. We have never seen another like it, up on a little pedestal. The innards are in it and it works!

Chris also sends his congrats, SolderMedic, and he wants to buy some of your Army trays. (seriously, he does). He says they remind him of Navy bootcamp!

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Steve - On this the 4th of July, I want to thank you & Amy for your service to our country, and ~ huge congratulations on earning your degree. And, when do we learn & see more of your latest Airstream venture??

I bought 4 of Steve's "beautiful" Army mess trays, like Steve for use at rally potlucks. I think they will be fun. Steve - what did you use to polish them up so nicely?
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What a fun topic!
I remember this type of aluminum tumbler from the 50's. Found this boxed set about 12 years ago. It appears to have never been used. Then I found the crocheted tumbler cozies about 5 years ago. I think they're supposed to catch the condensation drips from the aluminum when it's cold. Sad to say, I don't use this set either...but I enjoy it never the less.
The souvenir glasses are (best guess) from the 60's. They turn up routinely, so we've collected a 16 piece assortment. (& they are used)
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Howdy Steve and congratulations on that degree!

On this wonderful day, thanks to you and all your buddies for your service. Without all of you, our country would be a completely different place for those of us who enjoy our freedoms.

Let's all VOTE this November......blessings.......Callie
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Thanks to all about the congrats for graduating a few months ago...I take my RN license exam this Monday and plan to study my butt off the entire weekend.

I do have several more trays that are all for sale. I still need to send a few to ALK4GLU, but haven't had a moment recently.

Minno...cool pot.

Dowpells...those are seriously cool. The colors are what do it for me. The cups we have are all hammered aluminum, but our 60's trailer could really use some of the colored anodized stuff. Not a great assortment on eBay currently.

Jim, I have no idea when we will be receiving our trailer. The shop has been having a few problems getting the current build delivered, and mine cannot even start until that is completed. I have asked if mid August was doable, and was told yes. I will not hold the shop to this because I know things with this trailer must come first. The main issue I will run into is time to get the trailer in Albuquerque, NM. I started my job at Christus Santa Rosa Children's Hospital and only have Sat and Sun off work. Very difficult to make the 28 hour trip in that time frame while towing a new expensive toy.

Please everyone, post more vintage wares as I love to see what other stuff is out there, and what may look nice in our trailer.

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We have this item - it holds a pie in the bottom and cake on top. You can also fill the bottom with ice to keep the top area cool.
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