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Are tiki torches the best surving symbol of tiki (next to tikis themselves)?
Bongo Bungalow
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Joined: Aug 20, 2007
Posts: 1272
From: Indiana
Posted: 2008-12-01 12:38 pm   Permalink

Found these in a shop the other day. The box says they were made by NOMA-WORLD WIDE, Inc., Forest Park, ILL (sic) 60130. Still in the unopened original packaging. They are a harvest gold color. The package says these cone shaped torches were available in silver, black and colored and that bowl shape in silver and colored.


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TorchGuy
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Joined: Apr 24, 2008
Posts: 204
From: Renton, WA
Posted: 2009-04-16 03:12 am   Permalink

Bumping this thread, got my eyes on a set of gold torches in the box. Might be a while before I can afford them. But it's good news. LOVE those Harvest Gold torches - so weird to see Noma on them. Noma was best known for Christmas lights and decorations.

 
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icebaer69
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Joined: Feb 03, 2007
Posts: 194
Posted: 2009-04-16 05:29 am   Permalink

amazing+beautiful advertisement:

Quote:

On 2008-11-30 15:49, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
From a 1971 Pontiac brochure. Artwork by Art Fitzpatrick and Van Kaufman.






 
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3811
From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2009-05-06 7:51 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-04-27 19:53, BrickHorn wrote:
I swung by the local Wal-Mart today and - lo and behold! - the evil megastore stocks a full line of Tiki-brand torches. $15 will buy you a pretty nice-looking torch. I think I need to stock up before the summer drinkin' season commences.



Does this qualify as a Tiki torch?
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10671122


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KreepyTiki
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Joined: Mar 18, 2007
Posts: 193
Posted: 2009-05-09 10:26 am   Permalink

A pic to prove that Caliente Tropics once carried a torch (or two) for Tiki...



...But perhaps not for much longer.

Pray to the Tiki Gods that it NOT be so!!!

Cheers!

On second thought, better make that a DOUBLE!

And now let's sing: " in the room!"




 
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Tacky Tiki
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 258
From: Tackyville, N. CA
Posted: 2009-05-09 3:56 pm   Permalink

Here is a tiki torch even Sven would call "Tiki"!





and with the cap off and his wick showing ....





Got 4 of these guys several years ago. They live in the Lava Lounge and I don't light them indoors!! The sun here in Sacramento would eat these alive in one drinking season (oh, wait...we have drinking season all year!) so in one summer they would be destroyed. Only 2 had the metal poles, the other 2 are on bamboo. Still..a REAL tiki torch!!


Tacky



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whorton
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Joined: Oct 26, 2004
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From: Claremore, OK
Posted: 2009-05-22 10:08 pm   Permalink

Although the tiki tourches of old may be almost gone and forgotten, here is a distributer that sells new gas fired outdoor torches in the "tiki" style:

http://www.finesgasappliance.com/products/torch.ht

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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2009-06-08 5:47 pm   Permalink

I came across this copy of Perfect Home Magazine a few weeks ago. There is an article titled "Decorative Lighting For Your Outdoor Living Room." The example on the cover is the coolest example though.



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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4247
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-05-18 9:47 pm   Permalink

Some more classics. Since the "Tiki Torch" was trademarked, there became others.

Mai Kai Torches



Tropic Torches





Another Tiki Torch ad



Lets see if we can keep this post as the Tiki Torch location as it has a lot of momentum.

DC


 
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forgotten tikiman
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From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-05-19 10:53 am   Permalink

Great thread. long live the tiki torch not garden torches. What were they thinking? :/.
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Murph
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From: SoCal
Posted: 2012-06-15 12:11 pm   Permalink

Here are two large Tiki Torches I found.
I don't think they are Durant-Irvine torches as they have dished bottoms and the DIs seem to have a flat bottom to the cone.



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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2012-06-21 11:11 pm   Permalink

That is a score, Murph.

 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-06-29 5:11 pm   Permalink

Murph,

You given those bad boys a test run yet?

Here we have the Gold anodized Tiki Torch, sweet!



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quickiki
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Joined: Dec 29, 2005
Posts: 140
From: Stockton, CA
Posted: 2012-07-03 2:47 pm   Permalink

Fortunately, there are still a few quality Tiki torch options out there. I'm partial to the classic cone style. Here are a couple citronella versions from buytikitorches, who is a member here:



or the inverted cone style sometimes referred to as Kona torches:



The classic cone style is also available in black instead of copper, but either way, they're not inexpensive. The classic cone style will set you back about $50 and the "Kona" style is about $40 and available here:
https://www.buytikitorches.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=59

Haven't dealt with them personally, but they're also on Amazon and seem to have been around for a while. I have the Kona style torches in copper and they're really nicely made.



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StAckEdsKuLLs
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Joined: Oct 19, 2005
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From: arlington, va
Posted: 2012-07-18 02:45 am   Permalink

Aloha all. I just got a set of 6 of the Durant-Irvine Hawaiian Luau torches in vintage used condition. Overall very good shape on all of them. I will probably only use 2 or 3 myself. I can send pics to anyone interested and will try a and post a few on here in the next couple days. PM me if you'd like pics. Mahalo.

 
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