Remember all the New Old Stock vintage Beatrice West color-designed Caloric appliances – in scrumptious pink that we spotted and featured in 2011? Well, that set looked “complete,” but, no it wasn’t — because here is a recessed kitchen wrap dispenser to go with. Yum. And like the full appliance set — which a reader found ON THE CURB waiting for the trash — this vintage Caloric Caddie kitchen wrap dispenser is NOS in its original packaging.
Update: I found this reference — dating the introduction of this piece to 1963. The Caloric Caddie was given to homeowners free, as a premium with the purchase of any Caloric gas range.
The ebay listing says:
This is a vintage Caloric Caddie kitchen wrap dispenser made by Caloric Corporation, Topton, PA.USA
Light Pink color- second picture is the closest to the true color
Comes in original box- and was never used or mounted.
Cardboard still inserted in place on inside
Has installation instructions, how to use instructions
and the original hardware that came with it
The box is a little torn and after product is placed in the box I will have to tape it closed
Holds three rolls.
Dispense by using control knobs on front panel
Front panel is on hinges and opens to replace rolls
Each roller unit, with its control knob and easy to tear-off edge,
can be lifted out of the Caddie and used elsewhere.
External mounting ( on the wall) or
Recessed mounting ( into the wall)
It measures about 15″ wide X 10″ high X 3 1/2″ deep
Heavy duty construction- very sturdy
A fine example of how things used to be made
Awesome unit, you don’t see this kind very often
Would be a nice addition to your vintage kitchen
Update: Sold quickly after I posted this story — for $225, Buy It Now.
Over on Facebook, reader Peter commented that there are other Caloric Caddies to watch for:
I grew up in a house with all Caloric appliances. It had a Caloric Caddie in the wall that dispensed Kleenex and a roll of paper towels. It was great!! I was fortunate to get one when one of the neighbors was remodeling their kitchen. Caloric also made a Caddie that housed a phone and had a pull down ledge with a pad of paper in it.
Yum. I love wonderful oddities that are recessed. I need to watch for these other Caloric Caddies.