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    Coffee Nostalgia

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    Came across a couple of items for sale online that reminded me of how our household used to "brew" coffee when I was a kid. Still remember the Rainbow sheen on those orange cups and restringing the burnt out wire element in the Speedie jug. Neatly cutting the foil on a fresh can of Nescafe was a highlight too. The simple things in life used to entertain.....

    Speedy Kettle.jpg Speedie Kettle inner.jpg Anchor Hocking Fire King Peach lustre.jpg Nescafe.jpg



    On special occasions, the Peculator would come out for use with "fresh" Store ground coffee.

    Something like this one -

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    Ah, those were the days (not!).
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    Ha, I still have one of those cups kicking about here somewhere.
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    I have a similar "Speedie" jug here at the Snobbery, wouldn't plug it in but it's possibly still okay.

    but those cups... I totally forgot about them. My folks always used those.

    I wonder where they came from, they must have sold a gazillion in the 1970's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post

    I wonder where they came from, they must have sold a gazillion in the 1970's.
    Lancaster, Ohio.

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    They matched the burnt orange shag carpeting of the era.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    I have a similar "Speedie" jug here at the Snobbery, wouldn't plug it in but it's possibly still okay.

    but those cups... I totally forgot about them. My folks always used those.

    I wonder where they came from, they must have sold a gazillion in the 1970's.

    Yep still got one of those cups somewhere.....relic from my grandparents....used to drink cocoa in it at when visiting their place as a kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    ............but those cups... I totally forgot about them. My folks always used those.

    I wonder where they came from, they must have sold a gazillion in the 1970's.
    The brand was Anchor Hocking and they were in a range of glassware called Fire King which was similar to Pyrex. I think just about every household had them in the cupboard back then, much like early Tupperware and Rena Ware saucepan sets. Still remember the door to door salesman doing a demo on how to best utilise the Rena Ware set. Then of course there was the door to door salesmen spruiking the World Book Encyclopedia and for those who could afford it, the Encyclopedia Britannica was an option.

    https://estatesales.org/thegoods/vin...ng-kitchenware

    https://www.etsy.com/au/market/fire_king_peach_lustre



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