Wednesday, June 16, 2010

VTT: Foley Baster

Today for VTT I'll share my Foley Baster featuring Pyrex glass!

Ever since I saw the basters on page 16 of the Pyrex the unauthorized Collector's guide by Barbara E. Mauzy I've been wanting one. Searching high and low....finding nothing...

Until...May 22th 2010 in the Underground Flea Market in Oxford, Maine. As my regular readers surely remember, I was on the quest for the small graduated green bowl....The famous bowl that I had passed twice already! Well somebody knew better and grabbed it!  So ruminating about my missed opportunity, I was rumaging in the glass aisles and I found this....

  
The Foley Baster! Since Pyrex was a leader (amongst other things) in technical glass, it was only natural that companies would want their glass components made by them.



The cardboard shows some wear but the glass and rubber bulb are in primo condition!



And all at half price! Cool! Thank you Thrifting Gods for making my Pyrex dreams come true!

Now skiddadle on the original VTT hostess Suzanne @ Colorado Lady for more AWESOME retro fun!

27 comments:

LV said...

That is an interesting find. I am not too familiar with them, but it certainly made a nice pot for VTT.

Coloradolady said...

What an amazing find...I have never seen one, only online! I would have snatched that up too! Have a great VTT!

Maureen said...

That's cool V. If there is Pyrex to be found, you will find it! I think it's a law of the universe or something.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh you lucky girl! So awesome you found that. I haven't seen one either and the tube isn't that bad at all!! Good deal!

Tara Beaulieu said...

That's a really neat find and the kicker is, I bet it works fabulous too! Every stinking baster I buy these days winds up crapping out on me. I hate plastic and would LOVE a glass one. Is it usable or for collection only?

Postcardy said...

Glad you found what you were looking for.

Teresa~ Gardening with Soule said...

Never saw one of those. It wouldn't have lasted long in my utensil drawer, but it's a very cool collectable.

CC said...

Great Grief !!!!1 Sometimes the thrifting pixies just smile on you..,
and decide you've searched long enough...I'm so happy for you that you found it. There's nothing like the thrill of the hunt, and finally!!
there it is, right before you.
Happy VTT...have a great weekend..

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow, I didn't know there were glass basters. What a lucky find.

P. said...

Well, how cool is that?! That looks so much more appealing than the plastic piece of you-know-what in my utensil drawer. Good for you to find it--or that it found you!

Miri said...

Amazing find! I can't believe that there are any still unbroken!

Ulla said...

You were lucky to find it and understand its value.

ewenique said...

Isn't it exciting to find a great find! Thanks for visiting my blog, happy VTT to you!

The Thrifty Designer said...

Very nice. I'm not sure I've ever seen a glass baster.

Douce France..... said...

I think that is so cool!
Love when I find something that I was looking for a long time! Lucky you!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

How fun! I had no idea there was a Pyrex baster.

Enjoy!

Happy VTT,
Sally

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

GREAT find! I remember my Mom having one of these wonderful glass basters (long ago broken). I would love to have one too :)

Blessings!
Gail

Anna Matthews said...

That is really interesting, thanks for sharing and great deals, nothing better.

Mimi said...

You are one lucky lady!! Never saw one of these

nancycreative said...

I've never seen one of those...very unique!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

I've never ever seen this, ever! That's totally amazing! I would so have gotten this too, but you probably knew that.

they made everything didnt they?

La Bella Vie said...

This is amazing, I don't think I everseen one of these!
By the way love the "Beehive" book, my mom used to give Beehive parties!
I found you through VTT and have decided to become a follower of your blog, I'd like to invite you to become one at La Bella Vie as well.
Hope to see you there!
Terry

Roslyn said...

It's a wonder something so fragile has survived but lucky you to have found it intact!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a great find. I also never seen one. Thanks for stopping by. Have a good weekend. Julian

La Bella Vie said...

Well hi there again, so my blog name is wrong, shame on google translator. Just now when I went to try and fix it, there is already a La Belle Vie which I think may mean I can't change it?
If you know how to change it, I'd be happy to fix it, I so want it to be French since I am married to a French Canadian. No you are not being a pain in the butt, wish you were around when I was designing my blog...no offense taken.
Terry

Sarah said...

Great find.
A friend recently shared her tip of adding water to fresh flowers in a vase using a baster. It is perfect!
Thanks for stopping by HFTS and leaving a thoughtful comment. I appreciate it.
Have a great weekend! ~ Sarah

JustJeri said...

I just picked up a Foley Pyrex Baster, with the cardboard case, at a garage sale today. It looks exactly like yours, except the bulb is yellow. I cannot find anything out about the company, Foley, to get information on this baster. Do you have any information on the year, origin of the baster?

Thanks so much in advance!