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Vintage Translucent Lucite Crumb Sweeper by National Products in Original Package
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Made in Hong Kong
Vintage Item, Limited Availability
This cool old fashioned crumb sweeper is still quite useful for formal dinner parties and for messy kids, teenagers and adults (like some of us!) We suspect that you might even like one for your art table (keep glitter, mica and other fine powders away.)
It is in fine condition for its age. Made in the late 1950s or early 1960s, it's a product straight from the Mad Men era; yet it is a product still used in the finer restaurants today albeit in a slightly different form.
This fun and useful novelty arrives in its original packaging - printed in pink and brown and black on cool white cardboard. There is no pre-price, so we're guessing that it was probably around 49¢ - if that, maybe even 25¢. The graphics are the same on both sides of the header and include some illustrations evocative of 1950's ladies and a gentleman happily cleaning up with this useful product.
The header reads:
AN IDEAL NOVELTY FOR SWEEPING DRESSING TABLES...
KEEPS DESKS, TABLES AND ANY TOPS CLEAN...
The clear bag is made from older plastic that feels much like the real cellophane. This dates the brush to the latter part of the 1950s or early 1960s - just as predicted by the folks in The Graduate - plastics, indeed! were quickly becoming the future!
The dust pan measures 4-3/8 inches at the widest by 4-5/8 inches high and the brush measures just over 3-1/2 inches wide by 3-3/4 inches high. The matching broom hooks nicely into a hole in the pan to keep the set easily together.
Order more than one. It's a nice little gift for a fellow artist or chef.
We have seen more than one of these on Etsy for $6.00 and on eBay for $15.29!
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