Vintage 1950’s Flour Sifter

Submitted by Douglas Wood February 15th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

This was the  garage sale find of the day for me:  a flour sifter with a spectacular 50’s tin litho illustration.  In fact, it’s so quintessentially 50’s that I actually suspected it was a repro until the owner (who’s sold stuff to me before) said it was his grandmother’s.   It’s called the “Hand-i-Sifter,” of course.

Doesn’t get much more June Cleaver than this:

And remember gender stereotypes?  Girl in pink with doll, boy in blue with baseball mitt…

9 Responses to “Vintage 1950’s Flour Sifter”

  1. Allee Willis


    I used to collect sifters. Very rare to have illustrations on them like this one. These are the kind of 50s graphics that are used so much in repro items so I can see how you might have thought that this was a repro too. But it looks very worn on the bottom metal and I’m very happy to hear that it’s original and has found an excellent home!

  2. Nessa

    This is great! I have never seen anything like it. Sooo lucky that it’s not rusty, it’s somewhat difficult to find vintage sifters that aren’t a total disaster.

  3. windupkitty

    wow, this is incredible…I actually love sifters but only own two…I had no idea they ever came with graphics like this though…really fabulous!!!!!

  4. k2dtw

    Great post…Love the sifter so much!! I’m looking at all the red handled utensils mom has hanging on the wall, do you think they’re bakelite…smile