Here is one of the first models of aluminum trees offered by The
Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. It was called a
"Waterfall", and is four feet tall. The color wheel shown with it was
second-year production model of Aluminum Specialty's Evergleam tree-the
flagship of their aluminum "Permanent Tree" line. Notice that it is a
bit fluffier than its predecessor, and contains more branches as well.
This model is a five footer, but four and six foot trees were also
is a fine example of the Evergleam Pom-Pom Permanent Tree. Notice that
the flared branch ends add a sense of fullness to the tree, This is a
six foot model. The white metal stand is an aftermarket product that
was quite popular for use with these trees. It rotates, and also
contains a music box that tinkles a merry rendition of "Jingle Bells".
is a competitor's brand of Pom-Pom tree, manufactured by Silver Forest.
It has an unusual and quite attractive metallic cardboard stand
included with the tree, a step up from the more traditional (and less
expensive) metal tripod stands. This is a particularly hard to find
here is a marvelous variation on the aluminum trees-a flocked six
footer. This model, manufactured by The Aluminum Specialty Company is
shown in an optional rotating musical stand, and is in exceptional
condition. Decorated with
pastel colored glass balls typical of the 1960s, the tree was quite a
spectacle. Examples of these trees found today often have their
flocking turned a soft beige color due to age, but they are still most
attractive. The small picture is a close-up of the branches.
"Fountain Style" Aluminum Specialty Company tree in a four foot size.
The typical metal tripod stand can easily be seen, and is of the type
that was included with all of this company's trees.
|1963- A very
hard to find 7 foot Pom-Pom Evergleam tree, complete with the original
tripod stand. Seven foot models are few in number, and this example has
survived the years quite well.
|Here is an
interesting little half-wall tree from the collection of Scott
Zimmerman. Trees like this were often used in offices, and in homes
above the mantle, usually in pairs. These trees are quite hard to find
Keystone, a typical four foot Pom-Pom style tree. Compare this brand to
others on the page, and you will note little difference between them.