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WTD: Aluminum Christmas trees?

Postby KevInBoots » Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:26 pm

I know I've already waited a little late in the season, but I've started to look at vintage aluminum Christmas trees on eBay. Anyone here have experience with these, and know what I should be looking for? I'm not looking to spend a fortune -- I just want to get something about 6-7 feet tall that will look right in a 1963 house. I suspect the rotating color light is a must.

Also, anybody know of good sources of information about Christmas ornaments from the 50's-60's?

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Postby lasvegaslynn » Sat Nov 20, 2004 5:05 pm

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Postby luke_trash » Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:34 am

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Aluminum Christmas trees

Postby Starburst » Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:47 pm

Oh we had one in the 60's and it was SO cool! We also had the color wheel. I will dig thru old photos and see if I can find a shot with the tree in it!

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Postby luke_trash » Wed Dec 01, 2004 6:33 am

here's an article that is very similar to one in the New York Times that was posted recently:

http://www.jsonline.com/lifestyle/peopl ... 278003.asp


You don't need a subscription to view this one though.

The 2 foot tree I have is made in Manitowoc, WI by The Aluminum Specialty Company.
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Postby texasdago » Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:21 pm

Just posted ours in the gallery... we're in heaven...

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Postby johnnyapollo » Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:47 am

We decorated three trees - a six foot as the main tree, then a 4 foot for miniatures, and a 3 foot as an accent. Here's a pic of the main tree:

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Additional pics here:




We also decided to extend the globe-lighting effect to the outside using lighted christmas balls:


-- Best, John


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