Sunday, December 12, 2010


     Before moving on to sharing more of Charlie’s photos of his collection of servers, let me share a surprising incident of the past week.
      Replacing our home’s  old single-paned north windows with those of a more energy saving style is the last major upgrade on my list of  home improvements.
     While a representative of the window replacement company and I were talking business , he noticed a Farber Ware tray hanging n the wall and mentioned that his mother had a lot of “that stuff” in her house.
     I responded by gesturing toward a roomful of aluminum displays and was absolutely astonished as he continued to tell me that his mother’s mother’s father had owned the Cellini Craft shop….Ernest Gerlach!  I was talking business with the great, great grandson of one of our most esteemed aluminum makers. Obviously, I was impressed with the coincidence!


MORE SERVERS:                  
Arthur Armour/Poinsettia
Arthur Armour/Goose 
Arthur Armour/Pine cones
Arthur Armour/ goose
Arthur Armour/Zodiac

Cellini Craft w/black Bakelite (?)
Cellini shop argental               

Rodney Kent, ribbon
Cellini Shop-Also Cellini Craft Argental

California Made, 21" also 14"
Cellini Shop Argental 
Unknown/copper wrap wrap, 12",
 also in 19"
Unmarked/ Buenilum twist, loop, and ball


    The remainder of this collection, all by Everlast,  will be in the next post. I hope to add a few pieces from my group.
    I'm sure you have noticed the identifying techniques in these sets: the ribbon trim of Rodney Kent; the more pointed aluminum plate on Arthur Armour's servers, and of course the twists and loops of Buenilum! I have also noticed from a few old catalog pieces of California Made, that they were also partial to some form of twisted strands of aluminum and also occasionally added a touch of copper.

The waiting list:
   Now, Cellini Craft has been added. Space limitations in the book left a few interesting bits of the         company's history unpublished
    Then there's our visit to the Forge so very long ago!

    Other collections will also be interesting to share...some collect boxes or silent butlers, or pieces that hold china or tile insets......Every one will not have photos but it will be interesting to learn what some of us have become hooked on!

                         Ft. Worth light lights.  Photo by Corbin & Maretta