If these PINK Club Aluminum Cookware pots do not scream ‘shabby chic’ or the 50’s I don’t know what would. I LOVE them.
(I am actually selling these on Ebay!)
The history of the Club Aluminum Company is even MORE fascinating. The Club Aluminum Company was originally started as an aluminum kitchen utensil company. Ever heard of door-to-door vacuum salesmen? Well the Club Aluminum Company had door-to-door salesman that would ask the woman of the house to host a party (sound familiar??!!) using the Club Aluminum cookware. Since the company paid for the entire party, you can imagine how this went over with stockholders once the Great Depression hit. The stockholders kicked out the president of the company and hired Herbert John Taylor to revive the Club Aluminum Company.
Mr. Taylor created a code of ethics for the Club Aluminum Company that became known as “The Four Way Test”.
The “The Four Way Test” consisted of four questions:
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Interestingly enough, if you Google “The Four Way Test” you will be able to see this test was adopted and used by many other companies and organizations throughout the country. I just google it and the first organization that came up for me was the Rotary Club and they use it for their guiding principles. How cool is that?
This “test” is what seemed to get the ailing Club Aluminum company out of debt, give the stockholders dividends, and had a net worth in the millions.
Club aluminum products are now part of the Mirro Company, but if you are lucky enough (like me!) Club Aluminum Cookware can still be found if you try hard enough.