Swing-A-Way Ice Crusher

R300.00

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Swing-A-Way Ice Crusher

R300.00

I bought one of these Swing-A-Way ice crushers when I first started Mint (many years ago now!) and was so excited when I spotted it in a retro collectibles book! I think I even marked the page and showed it to people who came into my shop! It makes sense that it would have been highlighted as an example of great retro design – it harks from a time when people took their cocktails seriously – so seriously that they had ice crushers attached to their walls for easy access! It’s great that the one we have for sale today still has its wall mount, which is so often missing – this Swing-A-Way is a relatively slender design, so I’m not sure how easy it would be to use if it wasn’t attached to a wall? Another reason I can see it being chosen for the book is that wonderful logo – isn’t that just so cool? I think the example of the Swing-A-Way that they had in the book was probably in slightly better nick than this one though, which has quite a bit of wear to the paintwork, as well as some pitting to the chrome cover. The plastic cup where the ice falls into is also a bit dull, with a few scratches here and there, but given that most sites date it to the 1950s, it’s condition isn’t too bad at all!

Dimensions: 22cm tall x 9cm wide x 10cm deep

NB: We’re overseas until the 14th July, so unfortunately there will be a delay in posting/couriering items until we’re back.

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