Saturday, April 14, 2012

We used to make things in this country. #85: Supreme Aluminum Industries Ltd., Scarborough Ontario

I keep this old muffin tray in the shop to use when I'm sorting small parts.  Made by the Supreme Aluminum Industries Ltd. of Scarborough, Ontario.  They also made pressure cookers under the "Presto" brand as well as ladders.  It looks like Alcan acquired an interest in the company in 1961, and then sold out in 1981. The company vanished soon after, and their trademark was abandoned in 1984.  



23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have an 8 x 8 aluminum square pan with the same trademark as the muffin tin in the photos. It was my mother's and I am still using it to bake. I LOVE this pan! "Supreme Aluminum Industries Ltd. #66168 Made in Canada

Anonymous said...

I have two oblong pans made by supreme aluminum. I am looking for the same pans. Does anyone know where I can purchase the same?







Looking.

Anonymous said...

I just bought one of their Presto pressure cookers today from Value Village for approx. $6.00. In perfect shape, made chicken soup... excellent buy, fr an exceptional product.

Anonymous said...

I came across an old tea pot made from supreme aluminum industries

Anonymous said...

I worked for them for five years. They treated their employees well and had a loyal workforce. Easy to understand how they went out of business.

Anonymous said...

They made the best cookie sheet I have ever owned! Wish I could find more!

Unknown said...

SOMEBODY, SOMEWHERE, MUST HAVE THE INVENTORY THE COMPANY OWNED WHEN THEY WENT OUT OF BUSINESS, EH?

The Duke said...

My guess is that it would have been melted down as scrap.

Raymond Doyle said...

Is it possible to buy the presto pressure cooker ?

Mister G said...

I just found a Presto pressure cooker in my garage. appears to be complete but also looks to have been used as a paint receptacle. You can have it for the price of postage.

Marla Rossiter said...

love my large cookie sheet that I inherited from Mum. She also had a Presto pressure cooker that served the family well. Both items are of a quality that are no longer manufactured. It is a disposable world we live in now.

Bernie Mercer said...

I too have two 8 x 8 square aluminum pans with same trademark, received as shower gifts in 1973. Love 'em and still use them weekly.

Anonymous said...

My mother-in law passed down her cookie sheets and jelly roll pans to my adult daughter. For the last 40 years, we have had a family tradition each December of making cookies and we are just about to leave to do this family gathering again. We will be using grandma's pans, which are still in perfect shape and shiny like new. We thought we would just check out if the company was still around and are fascinated by the history. Thank you so much for posting! Gloria in Winnipeg

Eljay said...

We have an original Pressure Cooker which we purchased shortly after we got married in Sept 1970. Still use it on a regular basis, but having difficulty finding a replacement Sealing Ring, Difficult to read the Model No. on the bottom where the body has sat on the burner. Instruction booklet says it is Model 603, but the rings that I picked up today for that model are far too small.
Anybody help?.
Can't let a poor sealing ring rob us of use of this favourite cooking utensil.

Carolyn said...

Would like to find a teapot looking specifically for: supreme aluminum industries ltd teapot 3556. Anybody have one??

Eljay said...

Maybe we should be organising a 'search' of old hardware store, Salvation Army Thrift Store, pawn shops, and similar shops for any stock, that maybe in the back storage racks and storage rooms for products that are in inventories around / across the country. Perhaps some long time independent Store owner has some that were never sold. Keeping these wonderful utensils in inventory. One can always dream, dont you think.
Mother had an 'Antique - by today's standards, she died in 1963, and sadly we dont kno what happened to her meagre cook ware,
Father got remarried a couple of years later, some items stayed with him and his new wife, some items were donated to Charity Shops, I believe myyouger sister received some - but we don't know what happened to the rest.j

The Rich Man said...

I do have one, supreme industries teapot 3556 I would like to sell. Contact me richsully30@yahoo.com

Unknown said...

I have a 2 pc roasting pan. Ive had for years. Just realized it has this company logo on it.

Mister G said...

If you can send some pics, I'll put them in the post. Thanks for the input.

Anonymous said...

I have a large cookie sheet passed down from my mother-in-law from this company and it had become so encrusted over the years, I asked my husband to clean it. He installed a steel brush on his drill and did such a good job, I now fear that the original coating has been removed -- cooking on "bare" aluminum might not be healthy...
Any ideas out there on how to "seal" a thoroughly "scrubbed" aluminum pan so that it's safe to use?

Mister G said...

Perhaps someone knows what that coating was, if any? Anodizing is an option, but I'm not sure how safe that is, of if it's worth it..

Benandsylvia said...

Just picked up stock pot 4635. Wish I knew how to post pics it's a thing of beauty!

Mister G said...

You can send pictures to gerald@vanwyngaarden.ca I'll add them to the post. Thanks!