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1960s Sleek And Stylish 4-Quart WMF Cromargan® Germany Serving/Mixing - $20 (Tucson)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: WMF
size / dimensions: 11"x5 1/2"
1960s Sleek And Stylish 4-Quart WMF Cromargan® Germany Serving/Mixing Bowl

HISTORY OF WMF: In 1853, mill owner Daniel Straub, together with the Schweizer brothers, established the Straub & Schweizer metal works in Geislingen, Germany with a workforce of 16 people. Only a few years later in 1862, the company’s tableware and serving dishes were awarded medals of distinction at the Great London Exposition.

In 1880, the company merged with Metallwarenfabrik Ritter & Co. from Esslingen to form the public limited company Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik (WMF), with its headquarters in Geislingen.

Today, WMF is Germany’s number 1 brand for household products and has preserved an archive of products that includes approximately 11,000 individual pieces from all areas of production.

CROMARGAN® - A SUCCESS STORY: It all started in the research department of the Essen Krupp Werke. It was there that the so-called V2A (stainless steel) was developed in 1912. It was soon discovered that this material had a high utility value: for the first time, steel was stainless, acid-proof, rust-proof, tasteless, unbreakable, easy to clean, extremely durable and did not tarnish. In 1927 WMF gained the rights from Krupp to use Cromargan®, a registered name for stainless steel, launching its Cromargan® cookware range at the 1927 Leipzig Trade Fair.

The name Cromargan® is made up of the terms “Crom” and “Argan” – “Crom” because the steel has a particularly high chrome content and “Argan” because it has a silver-like appearance.

THIS LARGE TAPERED BOWL: This is a deeply tapered 4-quart serving/mixing bowl from the 1960s. It is a beautiful example of Midcentury Modern design with clean lines and a sleek minimalistic style. It was made of Cromargan® (stainless steel) by WMF in Geislingen, Germany. It is 5 ½” tall with a 3 5/8” diameter base and an 11” diameter rim and weighs 25.33 oz.

CONDITION: Although this bowl has scratches on the interior surface consistent with use, it has no dents or nicks and presents beautifully when laden.

CONTACT: Melanie Rineer in Sunrise Presidio Village

post id: 7756729656

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