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The show me your Witco thread.
nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2016-01-01 6:07 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-12-29 16:18, CleoTiki wrote:
So after a good cleaning and some Feed-n-Wax, this clock really perked up a lot. I don't think the works are original, they're those old plastic box workings where you pop in a battery. There's just a big wide round hole drilled in the back that they sit in. But here's a much better look at it. It still kinda feels right, but can't find any independent confirmation. The "Hour" dots are like little brass upholstery tacks. It keeps horrible time.






Thanks
Cleo, Imho, even by Witco standards the cuts are pretty crude. Almost as someone tried too hard to “make” it Witco. That being said I like it very much. The “horrible Time” issue is an easy fix. I just may try to replicate yours. Hope I can match your colors.
Mahalo



 
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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2016-01-01 6:10 pm   Permalink

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I wouldn’t alter it in anyway.



They sell battery operated candles at Dollar Tree that should fit that candle holder without modification.

So, is there a Witco catalog online somewhere?



 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2016-01-01 6:49 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-01-01 18:10, Spaceboy wrote:
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I wouldn’t alter it in anyway.



They sell battery operated candles at Dollar Tree that should fit that candle holder without modification.

So, is there a Witco catalog online somewhere?




Someone here definitely has a catalog-I’m sure they’ll be helping out soon. Mahalo for the tip on the candles. Are they the Tea light kine or something different?
Later


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Posted: 2016-01-01 6:53 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-01-01 18:49, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
Quote:

On 2016-01-01 18:10, Spaceboy wrote:
Quote:
I wouldn’t alter it in anyway.



They sell battery operated candles at Dollar Tree that should fit that candle holder without modification.

So, is there a Witco catalog online somewhere?




Someone here definitely has a catalog-I’m sure they’ll be helping out soon. Mahalo for the tip on the candles. Are they the Tea light kine or something different?
Later
Btw, now you got me reading every post on this thread.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-01-02 10:32 pm   Permalink

They'll be helping out when they find it in any of the catalogs, otherwise they won't say anything

 
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uncle trav
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Posted: 2016-01-03 05:25 am   Permalink

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On 2016-01-02 22:32, bigbrotiki wrote:
They'll be helping out when they find it in any of the catalogs, otherwise they won't say anything


I don't have any Witco catalogs but I do have The Book of Tiki and Tiki Modern. Coupled with TC they are an invaluable source for my collecting addiction. I was able to find a couple of good images of the large God of Fortune I posted on the previous page of this thread and pin down a date that it was made.
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CleoTiki
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Posted: 2016-01-03 10:10 am   Permalink

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On 2016-01-02 22:32, bigbrotiki wrote:
They'll be helping out when they find it in any of the catalogs, otherwise they won't say anything



Yeah, I also collect Frankoma pottery and can't help but notice that Frankoma collectors actually have easy reference materials where people have scanned in and posted their dealer catalogs online so people can check pieces and see pretty much when it was made etc.


 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2016-01-03 12:05 pm   Permalink

I don't know why the Witco catalogs haven't been put up here. I know everyone here would love to see them; even would pay to have them.

 
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Spaceboy
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Posted: 2016-01-04 10:22 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-01-01 18:53, nui 'umi 'umi wrote:
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Mahalo for the tip on the candles. Are they the Tea light kine or something different?



No, these are taper candles about 6" tall. Two per pack. They take AAA batteries.
I bought a pack of these and was a bit disappointed that the "flame" is a bluish white LED and does not flicker.
https://www.dollartree.com/Luminessence-Flameless-LED-Emergency-Candles-2-ct-Packs/p357708/index.pro

They also sell a full size taper candle, one per pack, that says it does flicker, and is probably more orange.
https://www.dollartree.com/Luminessence-Flameless-LED-Taper-Candles-10-frac14-/p357709/index.pro#

The 10" candle would be too tall for this piece though. 6" is the perfect size to fit the painted on hurricane glass.

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gooneybird
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Posted: 2016-02-08 9:50 pm   Permalink



Picked these up at a vintage store in Nashville last week. Looking forward to cleaning them up.

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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-02-14 09:41 am   Permalink


We just found this. Looks Witco to me. It's very old. There are numbers and letters on the bottom that I can't make out. Wendy



























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happy buddha
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Posted: 2016-02-14 1:34 pm   Permalink

I would say Witco for sures. Similar to the tikis found on the bar poles. Cool find!

 
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tikicoma
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Posted: 2016-02-14 2:55 pm   Permalink

Wendy, like happy buddha said similar to the Witco bar poles.

The lower 2/3 of this bar...


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Or the top of this one...


The one Dans holding looks a bit more refined I wonder if someone "saved" part of an old bar or if it was a stand alone tiki. Did you get it?


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2016-02-14 8:19 pm   Permalink

Wendy- good find

 
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MadDogMike
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Posted: 2016-02-14 9:00 pm   Permalink

Nice, congrats Dan & Wendy

 
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