Yesterday’s finds uncovered a Gemco Spice of Life chopper and a Regent Sheffield cutlery set. (The cutlery set was actually from eBay) Here’s some quick history behind these items.
Corningware was busy at work creating their line of cookware, but did not produce accessory items. (salt ‘n pepper shakers, choppers, oil and vinegar dispensers, syrup dispensers…etc.) All these items were actually an empty market that was filled by Gemco Dispensers, Inc and Dominion Glass of Canada in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Keep in mind these pieces are not part of the Corningware line, but complement the series. This was true with many of the Corningware patterns at that time. Since there was so many accessory pieces being produced, Corelle (a brand of Corningware) in the late 1980’s-1990’s decided to include them as a “coordinator ” in the product line.
Regent Sheffield was created by Richardson Sheffield in Sheffield, England. The company was started in 1939 and lasted until 2007. Sheffield was the largest producers of knives and cutlery in the UK. This Spice of Life set was produced in the 1970’s.
The Spice of Life chopper was purchased at a local Goodwill for $1.49 and the Sheffield cutlery set was $5.99 on EBay. Both pieces will be a welcomed addition to my set and I can’t wait to begin using them.