My rare Lyon Kitchen cabinets saleman’s sample kit — with real metal cabinets !

My new treasure: A rare Lyon kitchen cabinets salesman’s sample kit. Why rare? Because the little pieces are made of heavy duty metal (pot metal? aluminum?) — not plastic, as we normally see in other sets from Republic (see my exquisite set here), Geneva (we spotlighted a set here), etc. Take a look at my video – this set is an oldie! *soproud* it’s now mine. Note: This video features the song Acoustic Meditation by Jason Shaw is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States License. Thanks, Jason!Seriously, I have quite the historical collection of ephemera covering all 80+ brands of vintage metal cabinets amassing. 

Some photos, nom nom:

Above: The mystery piece. As reader Rosemary suggested in comments, yes, perhaps it is the top / back / corner of a banquette… but the rest of the pieces are missing. I’ve already put the kit away. But as soon as I can I’ll get it back out and assess the sizing to guess if this is a possibility. Thanks, Rosemary, for the idea!

CategoriesSteel kitchens
  1. Heidi E. says:

    Quite possible the whole thing is made out of lead, for that matter. I seem to recall that lead toy soldiers were a thing at the time period this is likely to be.

  2. pam kueber says:

    I don’t know how to tell the difference… Before I get much older, I will likely try to figure out how to donate my entire collection to a museum or some such, either before or after I die, so I’ll let them figure it out, if in fact there are any takers. Meanwhile the whole set goes into my basement storage area along with my others…

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