Foley Facts and Sale At Mamaís Treasures One of the great Houseware Manufacturing Companies was in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you ask most people about the Foley Manufacturing Company, they will usually look puzzled and say "Foley Who?"
News-Antique.com - Apr 30,2007 - One of the great Houseware Manufacturing Companies was in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you ask most people about the Foley Manufacturing Company, they will either look very perplexed or say, ď thatís the food mill company, isnít it?Ē Most people donít realize they grew up using a variety of Foley products.
Foley Manufacturing was founded in 1926 by Walter Ringer, Sr. and yes, their first product was a food mill acquired and licensed from a foreign patent in 1933. This product grew in popularity during the Depression years with a reputation for thrifty food preparation and a timesaver in the canning process. This food mill is still in production today. Two other early products that were very succesful was the tri-blade Foley chopper and the Foley blender. Although most of us today refer to the blender as the Foley Gravy Fork. Both of these are very sought after by collectors but more so by people who want to use them on a daily basis.
During the war years the factory concentrated on producing mess kits and other neccessities for the war effort. When postwar production resumed, Foley expanded by acquiring the Meets-A-Need Co. and their Sift-Chine flour sifter and started making sifters under the Foley name.
During the 50s and 60s Foley continued to introduce new products such as handheld juicers, shredders & measuring tools that expanded their kitchenware line. In the 1960s, many of their items were made for them in Japan. In 1984 the Foley Company became part of the Newell Companies and production continued as the Foley-Martens Co. Products are currently manufactured at a plant in Kingsford, Michigan. Because their
products were such useful kitchen tools, finding them in mint condition with labeling intact is very difficult.
Mamaís Treasures specializes in kitchen items from Primitive through the 1970s. We have many kitchen products for you to view and Iím proud to say they are all in very good condition. We carry Androck, Ekco, A&J, Foley, Skyline and many other lines that were
popular during the 1940s, 50s &60s. Need some Pyrex, Federal, Hazel Atlas or Fire King, we may have just the item for which you are searching.
New items added at Mamaís Treasures include Vintage Aprons, Potholders, Craft & Decorating Books, Cookbooks, Embroidered Kitchen Towels, Ekco Pink Utensil Sets, Pyrex Autumn Harvest Butter Dish NIB, Feemster Vegetable Peeler, Pyrex Orange and
Brown Refrigerator Dishes, Pyrex Garland Bowls and Casseroles, Wellmaid Rolling Pin Sleeves NIP, Pyrex Daisy Casserole NIB and an Aqua Balloon Chip N Dip, Rapid Baby Washer, Yellow Daisy Tin Salt and Pepper Set and Matchsafe, Catalin Corn Slitter, Vintage Button Cards, 1940s & 50s Cookbooks. Motherís Day Sale of 15% Off from May 1st through May 13th so itís a great time to take a look and revive a few of your own
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