Vintage advertising. Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company became Mirro but it turns out it all closed in 2003. I looked it up. (click here for history) And there is a photo of the building on Flickr. Used as an art space and bands practice in it.
I was photographing this collapsible cup for the keeporpitch blog thinking it might be something I could part with and then when I looked at the photograph I decided, who am I kidding? I can’t get riud of this item just yet, So didn’t want people to vote on it and say PITCH it cause I know I’m going to let it stick around with me some more. I think it is something my dad got at a yard sale or Golden Oldies thrift shop at the home where they lived in Illinois.
with the dogwood motif.
I think there may be a visit to Antiques Roadshow in your future!
A vintage piece.
Or just keep it as a memory – that’s what I’d do.
This was made in Manitowoc, WI. Not far from where we live now in northern Illinois. This factory may be closed but there is a good pie place in Manitowoc. I know them all.
Made in Wisconsin! Those jobs went overseas long ago – Nafta was the first push to break the Unions and the R. are finishing the job now in Wisconsin…. and breaking the law to get the job (THAT job) done!!!
WOW! That is a definite KEEP!
Rick liked the photo and especially the made in Wisconsin part.
Thanks for resending it to me.