1940s ART DECO HASKLITE SERVING TRAYS
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Back in 1947, newlywed Mildred Philmore was a little anxious to be hosting her husband's war buddies. It had been a couple of years since Gus had seen his shipmates who served with him on a US Navy destroyer in the Pacific. As the guys and their wives started to arrive, Mildred pulled a stack of Hasko serving trays out of the kitchen cupboard. The handsome trays were a wedding gift from her aunt. At the time she received the trays, she didn't ever think she'd use them. She let the boys load up their trays with lots of chow and sent them out to the back patio. She'd heard a few stories about Gus' war buddies so figured they could do little damage out back. The wives all gathered in Mildred's small living room, trays on balanced on their knees, and they too relived their own (much quieter) war memories.
Here's a set of three (3) circa 1940s Haskite serving trays made in the USA by Hasko. These narrow trays have a great Art Deco look with graphic of a leaping impala printed on the top center. The trays are made of Hasko's patented pressed/formed wood pulp and feature a medium faux walnut wood grain finish. They measures 16.25" (41cm) X 7.75" (20cm) with a .5" (1cm) high lip around the edges. The center flat area measures 12.5" (32cm) X 6" (15). The trays are light in weight and are stackable. These trays are fun for entertaining but also make great catchalls for dresser, nightstand, entry table, etc.
These 60+ year-old trays are in very good used, vintage condition. They are straight and free of any major structural issues but do have a few light scuffs and scratches as well as some small nicks on the edges.
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