Bill Knecht, who became the owner of the Forge in 1978, agreed with this limitation, perhaps a little unhappily, but he too, loved the old aluminum, and backed our efforts whole heartily, as we began to record the background of aluminum wares.
Before long, Bill added the letter "K' and "touch-marks" to the Forge's mark. This has been a boon to collectors, for it helps date the piece and it identifies the craftsmen and the die-maker. This chart is a guide to some of the pieces in our collections.
|Saguaro cacti––tray motif|
|Sea horses––tray motif|
|Leaf motif on box lid.|
Looked in my storage closet this afternoon and thought I was in the midst of a nightmare. Shelves and shelves of aluminum met my eyes. I tried to forget that there are more shelves holding aluminum and also a few boxes stored in my old office building. Some of my daughters and granddaughters are fond of aluminum, but they can absorb only a limited amount. A huge yard sale is planned ,,,probably months from now. Until then....
Today's sale pieces, prices plus shipping not yet determined
|Everlast w/rose motif|
|Continental w/mum, appl'd leaves|
|Everlast double tidbit w/pine|
|Continental bread.w/mum. appl'd leaves|
Hope to be more regular with future post.