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This set of 4 vintage stamped aluminum 3 1/8 inch bar coasters features a very popular motif of a spray of flowers which was often used on all sorts of decorative articles or housewares in the 1945-1970 time period. They were inexpensive to buy and likewise inexpensive to manufacture as they did not use the labor intensive "hand hammering" method found on higher priced aluminum items of the period. The pattern was simply stamped by matching onto thinner aluminum, then shaped to its desired purpose.


Whether stamped of hand hammered aluminum, they sure were popular then. Now, they can play the same vital role they played back then, protecting wooden surfaces from condensation from a cold drink served in a glass. Order them now.  My Mom had a special set of "guest coasters" or fancy coasters that she only used when she hosted her Ladies' bridge club a few times a year. They had their own special location in the top drawer of the end table. Strictly off limits except for the bridge club. Of course there were a few other coaster sets around the living room, dining room, and the rest of the house.


This set of 4 vintage stamped aluminum 3 1/8 inch bar coasters features the very popular "Fruit & Flowers" pattern which was often used on all sorts of decorative articles or housewares in the 1945-1970 time period. They were inexpensive to buy and likewise inexpensive to manufacture as they did not use the labor intensive "hand hammering" method found on higher priced aluminum items of the period. The pattern was simply stamped by matching onto thinner aluminum, then shaped to its desired purpose.


Whether stamped of hand hammered aluminum, they sure were popular then. Now, they can play the same vital role they played back then, protecting wooden surfaces from condensation from a cold drink served in a glass. Buy them now.  Alexander = King on Throne, Martini = Man in Tux, Tom Collins = Bum at Streetlight, Daiquiri = Female Flamenco Dancer, Bacardi = Male Flamenco dancer, Manhattan = Redhead in Tails, Whiskey Sour = Scot in Kilt Dancing and tasting.


Well now, if you started on one of the 7 recipes and made it around the shaker, who knows what type of outfit you would be wearing!! This shaker stands 7 inches tall to the top of the black plastic lid. What is interesting is that the lid has an offset top which covers the built in strainer. Most often, when one finds these cocktail shakers they are missing the original plastic lid. Here is what a complete one looks like. I suspect Hazel-Atlas as the maker of this shaker but I am not sure. I do believe it is American made in the 1950-1970 Midcentury time period.


Cheers! Now where did I put that kilt!!  The "Irvinware" mark was registered to the Leonard Silver Manufacturing Company, Inc of Boston MA.  The company registered this trademark in April 1968. 


The patent description includes:  stainless steel giftware, hollow ware, bar accessories and kitchen utensils, e.g., lemon and lime squeezer, container opener, cocktail strainer, bar spoon, ice tongs, double jigger, cork screw, bottle pourer, mixer glass, cocktail set, cocktail shaker, bar caddy, ice crusher, and relish fork". 


Whew!!  Talk about bar accessories!


This vintage ice tub stands 7 3/4 inches tall (not including the cover and bail) x 7 1/4 inches wide. Now this holds a LOT of ice! It is singed on the bottom with a stamped raised mark which states Irvinware.


It is in excellent vintage shape.  It is ready for your next cocktail party

Set of 4 vintage stamped aluminum 3 3 / 8 $20.00

 

Set of 4 Midcentury Stamped aluminum Fru $20.00

 

7 inch 7 recipe with dressed characters $30.00

 

Midcentury Irvinware black plastic large $28.00




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