News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - Do you remember ”It slices, it dices, it chops...”, or have fond memories of Ron Popeil and the Smokeless Ashtray. Do you miss Mendets or the Drip Stopper? Have you still got an Onion Holder stashed away somewhere? Do you ask yourself, “Where’s a good cherry pitter when you need one?” If you are one of the many who love kitchen gadgets, Welcome to the Party.
I admit I’m nuts about gadgets. However what exactly is a gadget? The dictionary defines it as ”any small, esp. mechanical contrivance or device....and any interesting but relatively useless or unnecessary object.” In Brian Alexander’s book, “Spiffy Kitchen Collectibles,” I
found this quote “ ...that according to a 1940’s Life Magazine Article a gadget is a device for doing something that nobody knew needed doing until a gadget was invented to do it.” These descriptions cover a multitude of objects. many of which probably started as
gadgets and became useful everyday utensils in the kitchen. Many were inklings of things to come. Who can doubt that the food processor did not originate as the Chop-O-Matic, or that a Swiffer cloth was not the child of KVP Dusting Paper.
Many of the gadgets from the 40’s, 50’s & 60’s were major flops and died a quiet death. Others lasted for awhile and have been reinvented time and time again. Part of the fun of owning these gadgets was the advertising that went along with it. I admit Ron Popeil can
still hold me spellbound, and one of my favorite hobbies is window shopping in the utensil aisles of stores where I’m seeing many of the gadgets from the past being reproduced for the retail market.
Mama’s Treasures has a large inventory of kitchen gadgets, many still in the original boxes or packaging. I’ve just added many new gadgets from the 1970’s such as an Orange Slicer, an Egg Puncher, an Egg Opener and Egg Separators, a Krimkut Sealer, a Drop Cookie Maker, a Fish Scaler and Boner in one, an American Corn Cutter, a Krisk Green Bean Stringer and Slicer, an Acme Stainless Steel Chopper, a Fairgrove Cherry Pitter and a Shell Percomatic Baster. I have Lampshade Cleaners, Dusting Paper, Butter Curlers, Garnishers, Tri-Blade Spatulas, Therm-A-Stir Spoons, Egg Slicers and Wedgers, Mincers, Spiral Slicers, etc.... The list goes on and on. Who knows when you’ll have a gadget craving or need a fun little gift for someone.
Mama’s Treasures has a large inventory of all kinds of kitchen items from Primitives through the 1970’s. If the kitchen isn’t your thing, we have lots of Advertising, Primitives, Christmas, China & Dinnerware, Pottery, Home Decor, Garden, Jewelry, Lady’s Hats & Hankies and Vintage Sewing. We’ll always consider any reasonable offer and we love to answer questions. If you love kitchenalia or any kind of Old Stuff, then drop by Mama’s Treasures or visit our new specialty store on eBay, Lotties Kitchen. It’s the place where there is always a treasure waiting to be found. If you join