Posted 11 years ago
Hello everyone! My house was built in 1955 and recently I've become interested in 50's era stuff for it, especially "atomic" or "streamlined" items. I just really like the simplicity and functionality. I've been casually looking for things like clocks, pots/pans, etc. that just belong in my house. I've been frequenting auctions, estate and garage sales, and reading and studying online and I have to say: this is a great hobby!
I went to my first ever flea market yesterday and this teapot jumped out at me. It's just awesome. It's iron with like a blue/green enamel (in perfect shape) with the cool stainless/plastic handle. Here's the problem: I can't find anything like it at all, anywhere. As far as I know it might have been purchased at Walmart 2 months ago or purchased 65 years ago and lovingly cared for. I doubt the former because I had to clean a lot of scale off the inside. It also had gunk on the enamel that I cleaned off carefully with vinegar/water+dawn (it cleaned up great).
I bought this for about what new ones cost at the big stores. I think it's older, from the 40's or 50's, but don't know what I'm doing. I spent way too long looking for similar things on the internet (it has no markings) but couldn't! Anyone know anything about this or have any insight? It's driving me crazy. Also if you've seen these at Sears or something let me know!
Thanks ahead of time for any help.