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Old 11-05-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Default Welcome Junkers!

Going to Junktique stores is one of our favorite past times. We scour the shelves, sort through drawers and delve into dark corners. We test and scrutinize and evaluate for usefulness and quality. Most of all we have a grand time! You just never know what we may come home with. Over the years this hobby has evolved through all sorts of phases. As the need for a certain thing is filled the hobby evolves on to other "areas of interest". All of the furniture in the house with only a handful of items was purchased "used", repaired, refinished and sometimes transformed into what was needed. There are several English pieces that were bartered for with sign and restoration work. A beautiful braided rug 8x12 that just needed some restitching we picked up for $10! We never pay much, ever. That's the primary rule and that's what makes it fun.

So how about a little show and tell along with some assisted research on things like "what the heck is this thing" and "what's it worth?"

I'll start. A couple of days ago we picked up a stainless steel Metalair of California "vegaplatter" and we can't find a thing about it on line. We found one copper clad piece on ebay but can't find anything about the company. Anyone know anything about them?
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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The only thing Metalair we've found is this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271059729182... 4.m1423.l2649
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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Not a clue, bg, but it is pretty.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:57 AM   #4
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The one we picked up has three sections. The middle section had drain grooves and a well for carving roasts. The outer sections are bowls like the copper clad one on ebay. The handles are rosewood(?). We can't find anything about the company at all.
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I've been mulling this over since last night, trying to access some obscure memory that just won't come to the surface. So I don't know why but that name Metalair makes me think of waterless cookware.

It was a style of pots and pans that were largely sold by door-to-door by salesman or at home parties. The first big craze for it was back in the 30's, when kitchens were getting the first modern ranges. There was another big craze for it in the 60's.

So my vague memory has something to do with seeing that name on the bottom of a pan a long, long time ago. I know that what you found is more of a decorative/serving piece but it might have been made by the same company. In fact, now that I think about it, I'm wondering if it might not be a "hostess" gift for the person giving a sales party.

I could be completely wrong on this but there's just something about that name that is ringing a bell.
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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That's a possibility Catbird but I can't find anything about the company at all.

The center looks like this only rectangular with the serving bowls on either side (like the copper clad one on e-bay):

http://www.rubylane.com/item/766731-...ver-18-CONCORD
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Next time you're at a bookstore or library, take a look at a Kovels Guide. I know that they do one for metal work and pieces. I'm sure that there would be a whole lot in the book that isn't shown online.

Let us know if you find out. Otherwise I'll have this vague memory thing floating around in my mind forever!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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Great idea! They're on-line but no cigar...

http://www.kovels.com/
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Here's a pic:
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Reminds me of Lundtofte.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99288966...w_type=gallery
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