First a bit of history ~
A man by the name of Solomon Forman (1903-2001) started Forman Brothers, a small metal ware business in Brooklyn, NY, with his brother and sister in 1920. The company name was changed to Forman Family sometime around 1938 when Sol’s brother left the company to start his own tool and die business.
Solomon was a prolific industrial designer with over a dozen patents to his name. In 1931 he patented a drip coffee pot, the base of which was produced by Hall China Company, which explains the connection between the two companies. One of Sol's most famous and still sought after designs is a gorgeous Art Deco cocktail shaker that he patented in 1936.
For the first 30 years the company produced an extensive line of chromium platedmetal giftware and serving pieces for the general public, hotels, and restaurants. In the 1950's they branchedout into aluminum pieces. Due to an economic slump in themid-1970’s,and foreign competitors who were able to sell similar products for less than what the price American companies had to pay for the raw materials, the company folded.
An interesting side note ~ Sol is mostly remembered for his restaurant, Peter Luger's, which happened to be across the street from Forman Brothers. He frequented the restaurant and when it was saleed off in 1950 he was the only buyer to show up. To this day the restaurant remains in the family and is highly acclaimed.
Up for sale is a beautiful chromium plated pitcher with a gorgeous butterscotch colored Bakelite handle. Condition is really great with only light scratches and one pin head size ding.Bakelite handle is perfect and has a beautiful translucency when held up to the light. Measurements:9" in height ~17-3/4" in circumference around the widest part where the top of the handle is attached ~ base diameter 4-1/4" ~Bakelite handle is 5-3/4" in length x 1-1/2" wide at the top x 1/2" thick.The bottom is stamped: Pat App'd For ~ Chromium Plated Ware ~ Forman Bros Inc.
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