That one is an even older type. It looks like the stopper just plugs in, instead of screwing in. It also doesn't have a date code on the bottom that I can see. I wonder what year it is? I think it might be older than 70's. Looks good.
Dang, that would've been a good steal! Good to see you on the boards active, man! Hope all is well. We need to do lunch again. Or something. I've got half a mind to go hit the flea market this weekend.Great thread!!!
I collect vintage Thermoses, and have been using them for about a year in my wet shave routine.
I will heat water the night before and pour it into one of my vintage vessels (steel lined) and in the morning pour it into an insulated plastic bowl in which I soak my brush (I should mention I shave in the shower, FWIW.) I let the brush soak as I bathe and then shave at the end.
I have come across vintage Thermoses of all types and brands at the local flea market with an average price of .50-$1. The only thing is, getting some of them clean can be a bit of a chore.
I was a little low on funds this Sunday, or I would have purchased a NOS Stanly Aladdin 1 qt. size in the original box that a young lady was selling at the local flea market. The vendor wanted all of $8 for it.
As others have said, I would recommend avoiding the Stanly products produced in Asia. Not to be political, but these items are not quality items and do not perform nearly as well as their USA made cousins.
Since I see these quite frequently, I would be happy to keep my eyes open and purchase and ship to any members here the next time I come across one. Just let me know if anyone's interested via PM.
Meh, presumably the materials have to meet some international safety standard. Truth be told, you are probably safer drinking out of a modern Chinese product than a vintage American one, made back when there was no safety standards.I hate how everything is made in China now, I don't even feel safe drinking from things made in China, especially not boiling hot liquid.
Call me paranoid.
Now you tell us after we've all purchased 7 days sets of vintage ThermiMeh, presumably the materials have to meet some international safety standard. Truth be told, you are probably safer drinking out of a modern Chinese product than a vintage American one, made back when there was no safety standards.
I'm betting the old thermoses work better because there is a layer of asbestos in there, or something. They certainly didn't know or care about Bisphenol-A (BPA) or Phthalates back then.