Sometimes I buy things for the most peculiar reasons! It goes without saying that this is a very attractive retro water jug, and of course I should have bought it anyway, but my main motivation for buying it was something that you can’t really see – I loved the way that the logo of Nordberg Machinery was embossed onto the base of the jug! Really, that’s what won me over!
Norberg Machinery actually refers to the Milwaukee-based Nordberg Manufacturing Company that began life in 1886, and was eventually sold in 1970. I think that this fabulous water jug, that was presumably given away to customers as a promotional item, probably predates the closure of Nordberg by about ten years, making it in the region of 55 years old. It’s in fantastic condition, with the only issue being a minor manufacturing defect (see photos). Aside from the colour of the jug, I also love the shape – the way that the handle is set into the body of the jug – super retro!
Dimensions: 18.5cm tall x 10cm wide x 10cm deep