But on the upside, being near the beach means travels through small-town Ontario, and small-town Ontario means... THRIFTING! Hooray!
I've been scouring little vintage shops and dusty barns for all manner of treasures and have found a few gems along the way. (Did you SEE my last post about my adorable little two-hole punch?)
Today, I'll post about yet another find: my brand new (old) Juice-O-Mat juicer!
The Juice-O-Mat dates back to the 1930s. It was the first product of Rival ( then called The Rival Manufacturing Co., founded by Henry J. Talge in 1932 in Kansas City). It spawned a whole trademark like of "O-Mat" products designed to make cooking and food-prep easier and more efficient. That said, Rival didn't become truly famous until the 70s, when it created and launched the Crock Pot.
I'm not sure when my particular juicer was produced. Certainly, Rival was making it in the 30s, and it definitely feels deco in terms of the styling and details, but after WWII, the line was reintroduced. So my Juice-O-Mat could well be from the 40s or 50s. The chrome is certainly in very good condition.
Questions of need aside, I couldn't resist. The Juice-O-Mat is just too cute. It's already taken up permanent residence on my kitchen counter. And while I have yet to make a substantial amount of juice, I give it a little pat on it's sweet robot head every morning and that makes me happy. So I think it was a good buy.