These pictures were received before Christmas from someone hoping we could furnish some information concerning age, maker and value. My only conclusion is that from the appearance of the hammer marks the piece is not hand hammered. It reminds me of a waste basket that I have that was made by West Bend. However, my waste basket may not be as sturdy as the caddy shown
|Caddy is 17" high including the upright handle, and is 20"long|
It is 12' wide and shows no dents so may was probably used
The low relief motif is a hunting scene.
Made by L Gene Stewart.
When Hammered Aluminum, Hand Wrought Collectibles was first published in 1983, we received a flood of letters listing many kitchen items made of aluminum that various collectors had accumulated. Most of these were utilitarian and usually more useful than many of today's "updated" items. I have a few of those myself and treasure their place in my kitchen.
|Top, dated 1906,on handle|
Denison Fair inscribed in
Over the years, as the special gleam of aluminum drew me to display tables, I accumulated a few very useless item that I thought were interesting. The mirror had an interesting but fabricated story behind it, some pieces were dated and some I bought simply because I could not resist aluminum....well, they were a bit unique and old!
|The larger hair pin has|
rhinestones; the smaller is
|The handle has a pressed design;|
the back of the brush is
decorated with a macrame type of cord work
|Delicate flowers at either end of|
both sides of the comb.
Marked Aluminum Manotoc
Blogger is refusing to load several other photos, one of a glasses case and one of a note pad holder dated 1908.
Another time when the system is more agreeable!