July 7, 2009What do you know about Silvalyte?
Well, I’ll tell you what I know from research for my new shop listing. Produced from 1955-1965, this product was made by the Silvalyte company in Brooklyn, New York. According to a pamphlet from the company, The amazing finish which is the distinguishing feature of Silvalyte is the result of over 10 years of intensive laboratory research.
Hmm…so what is it. Really? Well, according to lindag618 on eBay, Silvalyte is Silver Nitrate over glass. They have a really cool Silvalyte candy dish for sale, and they state: HERALDED THE MID CENTURY TREND TOWARD ACHIEVING TRADITIONAL STYLE USING SPACE AGE INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS. MIXING WITH THE WARMTH OF STERLING OR THE GLEAM OF CHROME FOR 2 UNIQUE STYLES.
Ahh…I love mid-century design. Unique items around every corner!
In any case, the reason I am doing all this looking around is that I found Silvalyte candy/nut/snack dish while thrifting that I just listed in my Etsy store. It is a really nice dish, a little wear on it, but very mid-century modern!
Hubs has insisted that I start listing more of my thrifting finds, since I love them all so much that they are starting to take over the house. Sheesh.
In any case, if you know something about Silvalyte or if you have pictures of your collection, please leave a comment with the info or a link to your Flickr stream, or you could even email me the information!
And now, some Silvalyte slogans, found on various promotional material around the web:
Will not Burn
Will not Tarnish
Will not Stain
Easy to Clean, Just Rinse & Dry!
Easy to Clean