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Post# 360545   10/7/2016 at 21:48 (559 days old) by smow69 (Pryor Oklahoma)        

Up for grabs is a new in box 6ft foil tree. I bought it at a garage sale they said it was never used still in original box the limbs are in tubes as packaged. for sale or trade. $50.00 plus shipping or trade for hoover convertible.These are the two models I,m looking for.

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Post# 360546 , Reply# 1   10/7/2016 at 21:51 (559 days old) by smow69 (Pryor Oklahoma)        
foil tree

this is what it looks like not my pic

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Post# 360567 , Reply# 2   10/8/2016 at 08:35 (559 days old) by rugsucker (Elizabethton TN)        
Foil tree

I have heard that the history of these trees goes back to strips of shiny foil being dropped out of US planes in WWII to confuse enemy radar.After the war the company making foil strips came up with a new use and 50s Christmas was never the same.

Post# 360570 , Reply# 3   10/8/2016 at 09:57 (559 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
That sounds very credible

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My late father was diagnosed with Cancer shortly before I was born.  Not being ablt to cut a live tree,  he bought one of these 6' Evergleam trees.  WE used it until 1973.  THen, it sat in the basement, unseen, for years.  Now, I put it up in the diningroom,  just for old times.  Criticized for keeping it,  NOW, it's the rage.  I looked on Ebay.... wow!  We never had the 'color wheel', though.

Post# 360575 , Reply# 4   10/8/2016 at 12:50 (559 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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My mom got ours, 61? we had that till 71 and divorce. She loved them, again solid colors, and the color wheel. She had a second larger one for her huge beauty shop dryer area. Till the 80s there!

Post# 360582 , Reply# 5   10/8/2016 at 15:43 (559 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The price is STILL on our box.

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$29.00 was actually a lot for 1961. They're "in vogue" again,  bigtime. It'll go up again in the diningroom. 55 years old and still "shining".

Post# 360774 , Reply# 6   10/12/2016 at 11:07 (555 days old) by nashmaytagbear (Nashville TN)        
Sent you an email

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I sent you an email asking about the tree. I'm interested in it. I see now thathat is 6 foot which is a good size for my living room


Post# 361351 , Reply# 7   10/22/2016 at 11:27 (545 days old) by smow69 (Pryor Oklahoma)        
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