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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.  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

 

Set of 4 Midcentury Stamped aluminum Fru

 

Midcentury Irvinware black plastic large $28.00

  



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