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2012-01-12

Looking for Pyrex inserts

Doug White

There I was with my good friend Big Al Polzin at an estate sale in Kerrville just before Christmas. You never know what treasures you will find at these well-organized sales.

On this particular day, there were so many items at this estate sale you could blink and miss out on a geat deal. Well, I am here to tell you that I did not blink this time.

I saw this really cool looking aluminum ferris wheel. I really wasn't sure what its function was.

But I knew the price was right for such a unique item.

After closer inspection, I found out it was pretty old with a beautifully done hammered aluminum pattern. On the bottom was stamped Everlast Hand Forged.

The wheel has three cups, for three different types of chips, dips, nuts or candy. Unfortunately, my condiment server did not come with the Pyrex inserts that I have seen on line for this product. I just used coffee filters to put in the three alumium cups. Then I added the candy or nuts.

My plan is to find the right size Pyrex dish inserts someday soon.
I really do like the very smooth action of the Forged Aluminum Ferris Wheel.

A little more research turned out that this most popular pattern is Bali Bamboo! It was produced from 1946 to 1959 and is very well made. I just love the awsome ferris wheel design.

The prices range from $125 to $50. I gave a mere $16 for my find!

The Everlast company was founded by Russian immigrants. Their expertise was silver work. Perhaps they worked for the Czar!

They formed Everlast in 1932, however by 1961 plastic was becoming the more popular material so Everlast closed shop.

I hope you enjoyed this week's article.