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The Aluminum Christmas tree. Love it or hate it? Now with Color Wheels!!!
seafoamer
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From: ma
Posted: 2009-12-19 6:26 pm   Permalink

Here's a few snaps of the color wheel I grew up with. It was my mom's when she grew up too:







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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-12-19 8:25 pm   Permalink

Here's mine:





 
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2009-12-19 8:27 pm   Permalink

Hey 8FT! How bout some pics of those trees set up?

 
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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2010-10-15 9:11 pm   Permalink

I went to a Big Lots near me and they have brought out some Christmas decorations already and they have 4 ft. aluminum trees for $20.


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2010-11-01 09:25 am   Permalink

Now that Halloween is over, lets talk about Christmas.

Big Lots: 4 ft pink tinsel tree


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King Bushwich the 33rd
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Posted: 2010-11-20 9:02 pm   Permalink

Target now sells aluminum Xmas trees...

Target: 36 inch tinsel tree

And if Target sell them, they are now considered mainstream.


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Mai Tai
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From: Exotic Isle of Alameda
Posted: 2010-11-21 10:15 pm   Permalink

Coco Loco and I just picked up one of those colored trees from Big Lots, earlier today. For the 4 foot ones, they have several colors to choose from, including blue, white, purple, and pink. No silver, though, which is what we wanted. The purple one was really cool, but we decided to go with pink, because we think it's color is light enough for a color wheel to work on. The trees are on sale, too, for $15 bucks! And they're pre-lit! We just finished setting it up, and it looks great! I'll have to post pics later.

So, anyone know where to purchase a color wheel, preferably a new one? I'd rather have a new one, that's quiet, than an old one, plus I'm broke and can't afford an expensive vintage one anyways. It appears that the color wheels are no longer available on the Harriet Carter catalog. A search of their website turns up no color wheels, and the link that Laney posted from 2005 yields the following information:

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leleliz
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-11-21 10:54 pm   Permalink

I have 4 vintage color wheels all in boxes that look like they have never even been opened. They came from 4 different estate sales and seemed like good purchases at the time


This thread always reminds me i need to get a tree or two so I can finally use the wheels. I dont think 2 per tree is overkill...hmmmm...


 
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Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2010-11-21 11:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-11-21 22:15, Mai Tai wrote:So, anyone know where to purchase a color wheel, preferably a new one? I'd rather have a new one, that's quiet, than an old one, plus I'm broke and can't afford an expensive vintage one anyways. It appears that the color wheels are no longer available on the Harriet Carter catalog. A search of their website turns up no color wheels, and the link that Laney posted from 2005 yields the following information:




Linen N Things carries one:
http://www.lnt.com/show_product/690637-9853/?utm_source=froogle&utm_medium=datafeed&utm_term=690637-9853

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2010-11-22 05:25 am   Permalink

Amazon carries them. http://www.amazon.com/Color-Wheel-Artificial-Christmas-Trees/dp/B000Y8EKLI

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Pittsburgh pauly
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From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2010-12-07 1:29 pm   Permalink

color wheel for sure, and some other lighting too maybe.
and some tinsel trees, and more.
a coupla shots from last year:



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Naneki
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From: Behind the 8 Ball in Ventikitura County
Posted: 2010-12-08 12:41 pm   Permalink

I made my tree using an outdoor bare tree and adding tinsel. It's 5 feet tall and has been holding up well (so far). Here's picture from 2 years ago.



I need a color wheel, darn it!

[Oh, and the photo in the back is an original Ruth Harriet Louise MGM promo shot of Estelle Clark.]


 
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seafoamer
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From: ma
Posted: 2010-12-14 2:48 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-11-27 12:06, 8FT Tiki wrote:
Here are some miscellaneous manufacturers including
Consolidated Novelty Co., Paterson, NJ
R.O. KENT Corp. NY,NY and Federal Insulation Co. of Chicago,IL



I've got a bit of a Christmas Tree quandary:
When I was recently moving my grandmother out of her old house, I found a small Consolidated Novelty Co Xmas Tree in it's original box. The box is dated 6/24/65. It is not an aluminum tree, but it is the most atomic/space age looking tree I've ever seen. It's got some white flocking on the branches and on the attached stand. During and after moving my grandmother out, I've researched asbestos a bunch. Come to find out that much of old christmas tree flocking was very much an asbestos product. Worse of all is that it's a loose, or friable kind of asbestos which can easily get into ones lungs, where you really don't want it.
I have the tree still in it's box down my basement, but I've been quite reluctant to even open up the box, as the flocking (at least the flocking on the stand) easily starts to fly around when it moves.
As awesome as a tree it is, a lot of me just want to throw it out and not take any chances. I've thought about seeing if I could get it tested for asbestos, but a preliminary internet search has just come up with asbestos testing firms that seem do do major work for huge builders, school, malls etc.
I was wondering if any one here has advice or thoughts on what to do?
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Jetson
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From: PALM SPRINGSVILLE
Posted: 2010-12-15 3:25 pm   Permalink

Here's my posting from last year. I'm actually in the middle of setting up our tree, but this year we did a regular fake tree and making it all hawaiian-like.
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On 2010-01-21 14:07, Jetson wrote:
Ok, so for christmas this year, we didn't go all out but it was still really cool. We put up the silver tree this year, and bought a vintage tree turner and a color wheel. We just decorated it simply with vintage ornaments.






 
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atomicboomerang
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From: NJ
Posted: 2011-11-08 5:26 pm   Permalink

Why go Green for Christmas this year, when you can go Mid-Century-Modern with a great Aluminum Christmas Christmas Tree!



Ok, so I go a bid overboard
But
I Love It!


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