Friday, December 21, 2007

Vintage 1942 SEARCHLIGHT RECIPE BOOK Popular 15th Printing

Vintage 1942 SEARCHLIGHT RECIPE BOOK Popular 15th Print - (eBay item 310009825690 end time Dec-28-07 20:39:31 PST)

Do you like old cookbooks?

This vintage cookbook The Household Searchlight Recipe Book was published by The Household Magazine in Topeka, Kansas. This hardcover book is one of 100,000 copies of the fifteenth printing from 1942. The earliest printing was in 1931.

Contents are in 26 tabs:
  • Appetizers
  • Beverages
  • Breads
  • Cakes
  • Candies
  • Canning Preserving
  • Cereals
  • Cheese
  • Cookies
  • Eggs
  • Fish and Wild Game
  • Frozen Desserts
  • Fruits
  • Gelatin
  • Icings and Fillings
  • Meats
  • Pastries
  • Poultry
  • Puddings
  • Salads and Dressings
  • Sandwiches
  • Sauces
  • Soups
  • Vegetables
  • Special Suggestions
  • Index
Here are sample recipes from the Sandwiches index:
  • Apricot Horseradish Sandwiches
  • Currant Jelly Sandwiches
  • Banana Sandwiches
  • Apple Butter Sandwiches
  • Baked Bean Sandwiches
  • Potato Salad Sandwiches
  • Ginger Peanut Sandwiches
  • Beef Raisin Sandwiches
  • Liver Sandwiches
  • Weiner Sandwiches
  • Cheese Date Sandwiches
  • Cottage Cheese Sandwiches
This book was used and loved. The tabs show much thumbing, there are penciled notes written in the pages for Pastries, Salads and Dressings, and a moisture stain goes through some pages in Soups. Here and there are clipped recipes tucked into the book.

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Vintage SPUTNIK CIGAR BREATHER Keeps Cigar Lit Ashtray?

Vintage SPUTNIK CIGAR BREATHER Keeps Cigar Lit Ashtray? - (eBay item 310009657245 end time Dec-27-07 21:35:05 PST)

Do you like old smoking gear?

This vintage device is very heavy silvery metal with no maker's mark, only a small target design on the center bottom. Maybe it's an ashtray, but it looks like a sputnik and has four holes leading from the cup down through the four hollow legs.

There are two hollow tubes jutting out three sides of the bottom. The fourth side has two holes--one hollow and one seems plugged with rubber. I don't know if it's supposed to be that way or what.

The one inch long tube is where I'm supposing you place your lit cigar to keep it from going out. Perhaps the handle or bracket at the top is for tapping off your ashes.

The surface has numerous marks all over it like it's been banged around a good bit. It's small, only 3 1/2 inches high and feels like it weighs a ton, but it's 2 lbs. 1.3 oz.

Does this vintage cigar breather or whatever it is make you smile?

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