Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fun new finds

I've been finding a lot of cool stuff at estate sales and thrift stores lately. I wanted to share a couple of my finds with you today, but I also need your help! For one of the items I've done quite a bit of unsuccessful internet research and am hoping one of you might have some information!

 See how fun! A green metal lunchbox, a stack of books (some in french), and a metal creamer!


 Look at the cute little star on the lunchbox! ♥

 Now, here's where I need your help. I found several of these metal creamers and can't find much information about them. On the bottom some say Polar Stainless Steel Metal Ware 1952. The others say Polar Allegheny Metal Ware and have U.S.A.M.D. etched on the spout. Anybody know if these were used in the military? Perhaps the United States Army Medical Department? I did some research on the Polar Metal Ware company, but it wasn't helpful. I've also seen some of these same creamers for sale on etsy and ebay, but still not a lot of information on the history in the listing descriptions. I'm just really curious to know what the initials on the spout stand for. 

I can't wait to get your feedback!



 


29 comments:

  1. Nice finds...I think you may be right with your guess on the lettering. That was my guess as well....blessings

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  2. Sorry-no info about the creamer, but I'm really diggin' your lunchbox!!
    Susan

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  3. I saw this on WorthPoint from a 2010 sale. Here is the info from Worhtpoint, (sorry, I'm not a member so I don't have an estimated value)
    http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-ww-ii-army-missle-detachment-127619775

    Maybe this can reveal more for you....hope it helps!

    Diane

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  4. Love the green lunch box! Sorry I can't help you with the creamer.
    Mary Alice

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  5. It's party time over at Debt Free Mommy Blog and you're invited!! Please stop on in and link up with Making Space Mondays. We look forward to seeing any post(s) about making your space better. Hope to see you there. -Tabitha

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  6. Your finds are fabulous! I love the lunchbox.All the one's I've seen are black, but the green looks great.

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  7. What great things you found on your hunt! I hope you find the history of the creamers. That is so cool that they have inscriptions. Love a piece with some history etched right in!
    Liz

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  8. What a beautiful lunch box....swoon ! thanks for sharing...have a great week...xo

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  9. Great find, I so want that lunchbox! Love the color. My hubs who was in the army didn't know what it was either - he thought maybe for water? The initials sound like what you figured. I want that lunchbox. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  10. I think that green box is suppose to be mine. Hand it over so I can put it with the rest of my stockpile.

    ~Bliss~

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  11. Very nice finds!!
    I especially luv the green lunchbox!!
    Cheers, Gee

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  12. That is a great lunchbox. Unfortunately, I have no idea what those initials stand for. Sorry.

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  13. Such wonderful finds. I hope you find out more about the pitcher, it's very interesting.
    Terrie @ HearthandWhimsy.com

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  14. I wish I could help, but I don't know for sure what those initials stand for. I LOVE you green lunch box. I found one just like it a few months ago and actually still have it.

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  15. oh that is a great treasure you found!!!

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  16. Love the amazing green color on the lunch box. Visiting from The Shabby Nest.

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  17. Love, love the lunchbox. My guess would be the one you came up with.
    Maybe United States Airforce...

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  18. I love these finds! I have a similar section on my blog where I post cool and awesome thrifty find from yard sales, estate sales and Thrift shops. (http://thesepiapuppy.blogspot.com/search/label/Thrift%20Scores)

    I especially love that old lunchbox! You scored big! I've been looking for one of those for years!!
    <3

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  19. Love the lunchbox ... what a great find! I'm new to your blog but just started following you on twitter, pinterest, and google+. Love your site!

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  20. Hmmmmm. Quite a mystery. Keep us posted if you find answers! Meanwhile, they are awesome finds and looking forward to seeing how you use them. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!

    <3 Christina

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  21. woow......that is some great finds :)
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  22. If it's Army medical, it would be marked MSC (Medical Service Corps). I think Diane is right, it means Missile Detachment. And I'm loving that green lunchbox. -- Min

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  23. Here's a link that says it stands for Missile Detachment.

    http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/USAMD

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