Share your favorites on Show & Tell

another GUARDIAN SERVICE 'triangle pot'!!

In Kitchen > Show & Tell.
cookware/bakeware9 of 12my pair of old WEAR-EVER ALUMINUM cake panswhite GLASBAKE covered 2-quart casserole
7
Love it
0
Like it

ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
rockbatrockbat loves this.
auraaura loves this.
nutsabotas6nutsabotas6 loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
TassieDevilTassieDevil loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 2 years ago

    AnythingOb…
    (720 items)

    This was a likely 'right time-right place' prize from the thrift store over last weekend -- GUARDIAN SERVICE ware isn't often found in junk shops anymore ("antique shops", maybe?) and when it does show up doesn't tend to hang around very long -- it is easily recognizable and lots of folks already DO know what it is. I wouldn't guess this pot was sitting there more than an hour before I spotted and snatched it off the shelf without looking twice (or at its price tag) on my first pass down the aisle... ;-) :-)

    GUARDIAN was high-end "waterless" aluminum cookware made roughly 1930's-1950's, and mostly sold via "home dinner parties" in a way similar to the marketing strategy of Tupperware plastic into the 1960's-70's.

    http://guardianservicewarecollectors.com/

    This pot was part of one of their most unique if even also most common items, the (probably ironically named) "Economy Trio" -- a set designed so that *three* of these (with their kinda triangular shape, plus a matching 'trivet' platter and either aluminum or glass 'dome' lids) could be nested together, such that the efficient homemaker could prepare her entire dinner's worth of vegetables (etc) on a single stove burner at the same time. Or so went the sales pitch. ;-)

    [history went on to prove that any single one was also a pretty awesome pot to cook stuff in even by itself, but anyways...]

    This particular one is in pretty good typical 'used' condition...it wouldn't take too much scrubbing at all to have it shining mostly "like new". It now joins my existing collection of a couple boxfuls of assorted other GUARDIAN pieces, which was (most of) my Grandmother's set. It is actually probably my *4th* "trio" pot as such (oops...there's a math problem there...) though I don't think I yet have a single triangle *lid*... <groan>

    logo
    Kitchen
    See all
    Evelyne Wood Vintage Antique Coffee Bean Mill Windmill Hand Crank Manual Grinder
    Evelyne Wood Vintage Antique Coffee...
    $16
    Replacement Cup For All Vintage Hamilton Beach  Malt Milkshake Mixers
    Replacement Cup For All Vintage Ham...
    $9
    Vintage Country Glass Kitchen Accent - Set of 4 Measuring Cups
    Vintage Country Glass Kitchen Accen...
    $9
     VINTAGE WAGNER WARE CAST IRON SKILLET #14 - 15" DIA. CLEANED & SEASONED # 1064
    VINTAGE WAGNER WARE CAST IRON SKIL...
    $128
    logo
    Evelyne Wood Vintage Antique Coffee Bean Mill Windmill Hand Crank Manual Grinder
    Evelyne Wood Vintage Antique Coffee...
    $16
    See all

    Comments

    1. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Cool piece. Something else to look out for.
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      I have one these pans, with the lid in storage. The lids are most desirable, by collectors...Nice find !!
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 2 years ago
      Thanks so very much for your loves and comments, to fortapache, TassieDevil, Manikin, nutsabotas6, and aura!!

      You are correct nutsabotas6, the original lids for any Guardian pieces are now the most desirable (and difficult to find) due, simply, to the fact that most were made of glass. They were good heavy ovenproof glass, but still nowhere near as "durable" as the pans themselves. (which are nearly indestructible...) I believe there were also aluminum lids made, but only for a short period of time thus they aren't plentiful either. (I think reproductions are currently being made of some of the glass lids anyway, but have never really checked into that...)
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 1 year ago
      More THANKS to rockbat & ho2cultcha for stopping by and tapping the <love it>! Since showing this pot, I actually have come across one more Guardian piece from a thrift store (a ~9x13" oval serving platter/roaster cover) that I need to get pics of and post up one of these days. And then there's the couple boxes of Grandma's Guardian Ware still packed up downstairs...I think there's another one of those platters in Grandma's boxes too, but don't remember for certain...?

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.