Colortone Color Wheel for Aluminum Christmas Tree, 1960-1965

Summary

Aluminum Christmas trees gleamed in millions of American homes during the 1960s. The trees were lightweight, easy to care for, and eye-catching, especially when illuminated by light from a revolving color wheel. The trees fell out of style by the early 1970s, yet are fondly remembered and sometimes still shine in homes during the Christmas season.

Aluminum Christmas trees gleamed in millions of American homes during the 1960s. The trees were lightweight, easy to care for, and eye-catching, especially when illuminated by light from a revolving color wheel. The trees fell out of style by the early 1970s, yet are fondly remembered and sometimes still shine in homes during the Christmas season.

Artifact

Projector (Lighting device)

Date Made

1960-1965

Creators

Sears, Roebuck and Company 

Place of Creation

United States 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2004.20.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Diameter: 12.75 in  (Diameter of wheel)

Height: 13 in  (Packaging)

Width: 14.313 in  (Packaging)

Length: 8.25 in  (Packaging)

Inscriptions

on front of box: COLORTONE . ELECTRIC ROTO-WHEEL COMPLETE WITH BULB / PAT. PEND. on side of box: CAT. NO. 8663 / SEARS / COLORTONE / ELECTRIC / ROTO-WHEEL / COMPLETE WITH BULB / SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. / MADE IN U.S.A.

Aluminum Christmas Tree, 1960-1965

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