Vintage 11" chrome display, what was it used for?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by Lucille.b, Mar 7, 2022.

  1. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    I have a weakness for older display pieces. This is fairly heavy so thinking it has a little bit of age (1950s-70s?). What do you think it would have been used for?

    Apologies in advance, I had not had a chance to clean it. You can spin the main section around for viewing.



    Last edited: Mar 7, 2022
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    that's nice.........but weird......
    the metal bars get in the way of every type of item I can think of...:confused::wacky::wacky::wacky::wacky:
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  3. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Big long napkins, like the kind they have in diners?
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  4. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    I don't know but I would like it cleaned and used as a necklace display to sell necklaces from! Let's wait to see what it was actually used for, hopefully someone here will know.
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  5. ulilwitch

    ulilwitch Well-Known Member

    At first I thought it might be an umbrella stand but it may be too small for that.
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  6. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    Tall boxes of pasta.....well for 4 anyway!!!:rolleyes:
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  7. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Packets of sugar or cream, half milk container cups???
  8. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the thoughts so far, friends!

    I thought maybe something hooked on to the horizontal bars?? They are kind of thick though.

    Of course was thinking "repurpose"... maybe earrings could go on those.
  9. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Individual jelly packets?
  10. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    What are those round, individual servings of coffee called, I cannot remember?
    Maybe this is for a selection of those, is Kurig the name? ;)
  11. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    my 1st thought.....but look at the size of the soup can.....
    those jelly packs.....are small...:playful::playful::playful::playful:

  12. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Okay - how about the individual packages of breakfast cereal?
  13. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    because of the way the short metal ladders are arranged on the inside......I'm thinking it's for a single item per slot.....
    but I'm befuddled...:hilarious::hilarious:
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  14. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Ketchup, mustard bottles like old fashioned diners had??
  15. verybrad

    verybrad Well-Known Member

    coffee cups.
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  16. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    Paper cups?
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  17. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Something commercial? An outer container slid into those square holes, and the containers dispensed individual containers of whatever. I can see it working that way.
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  18. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Very interesting! You could try different items to see what fits and what doesn't.
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  19. pearlsnblume

    pearlsnblume Well-Known Member

    This is going to drive me bonkers till someone figures it out. LOL
    I wonder if individual muffins or bagels could fit in that area.
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  20. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

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