Vintage Mid Century Modern American Kitchens Brunch Bar Metal Kitchen Peninsula by AVCO Corp


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American Kitchens Brunch Bar



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Paint, painted metal, Plywood, Chrome, Laminate, Plastic, Stainless Steel

DATE: Circa



Everyone needs a fabulous 50’s BRUNCH BAR!!! This is the ULTIMATE example of 1950’s streamline décor!!!! It was originally designed as an American Kitchen accessory unit by AVCO Corporation BUT it has potential to be SO MUCH MORE!!! The base is comprised of white metal including a tall rectangular shelf unit with inner shelves and black trim at the bottom. The long rectangular top is rounded on one end and three half-moon or crescent shaped side shelves feature a vinyl plastic bonded to steel countertop in gorgeous Redwing Red with stunning chrome trimmed edges. Chrome tube shafts divide the two lower side shelves, and the bottom is trimmed in black. We have added a thin plywood back painted white and black along with a stainless-steel upper filler on the rectangular shelf unit so that you can use this as a free-standing island…but you can also turn the shelves inward or out! It’s so versatile and AWESOME!!! It’s mid-century modern style with a bit of Art Deco, Retro, and Bauhaus flair and it is versatile enough to serve many purposes! Obviously, it would be perfect as a brunch bar, kitchen island or peninsula, but it would also make a wonderful console or sofa table in your family or living room. Have a counter height stool? Perfect!! This would be a SUPER COOL desk with a counter height stool, but it would still be a great stand-up desk if you don’t have a stool, or it could be utilized as a free-standing table in any room!! Adorn it with books, décor, foliage, and so much more!!!

In March 1942 the Aburn Central Manufacturing Company changed its name to the American Central Company. American Central became a division of Avco Corporation in 1947 and organized a celebration to commemorate the 50-year history of the plant in April 1948. This celebration emphasized the history of the firms which had begun manufacturing auto bodies and diverse productions including the manufacture of military jeep bodies, refrigerators, and kitchen equipment. In 1958 the Design Manufacturing Corporation bought the old Central Manufacturing plant from American Central. American Kitchens manufactured kitchen sinks, faucets, kitchen shelving, and modular kitchen base & wall cabinets. AVCO had purchased the Crosley Appliance Co. from its founded Powell Crosley Jr. in 1945. During the early 50s AVCO introduced their Crosley Kitchens line of metal kitchen cabinets and appliances in the early 50s. The Crosley kitchen cabinets were built alongside the firm’s American Kitchens products in Connersville, Indiana. In the mid-50s American Kitchens expanded their dishwasher business and began selling re-branded units to the Sears, Roebuck Co., Whirlpool, and Westinghouse. However, competition from AVCO’s other appliance divisions hurt them in the marketplace, and they struggled to find new avenues of distribution. AVCO’s appliance division had also started losing money, and the Connersville facility was underutilized. AVCO quietly let it be known that the Connersville operation was for sale. It was purchased by Sam Regenstrief and renamed the firm Design and Manufacturing Corporation (D&M).  D&M purchased the former Crosley appliance plant in Richmond, Indiana from AVCO in 1975 and the firm dissolved in 1990.

Call it a brunch bar, Call it a kitchen island or peninsula, Call it a console or sofa table, or call it a desk… BUT whatever you choose to call it, call it YOURS!!!!

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Wonderful vintage mid-century modern American Kitchens brunch bar metal kitchen peninsula by AVCO Corporation. Comprised of a white metal base, red vinyl plastic bonded to steel countertops, and chrome trim. Beautiful condition, keeping in mind that this is vintage and not new so will have signs of use and wear. There are some minor scratches in the red top as you would expect with age, and the cabinets may have been repainted long ago. We have made a new 1/8 inch plywood back for the rectangular shelf piece and painted it white with black faux base to replicate the look of the cabinets & an upper stainless-steel filler on the top back so this piece can be used as a free-standing island. Please see photos and zoom in for details. We attempt to portray any imperfections. Circa, 1950’s.

Brunch Bar:

  • Height – 40 Inches
  • Width – 72 Inches
  • Depth – 21.25 Inches
  • Weight All – 109.15 Pounds


Boxed Size:

  • Height – 30 Inches
  • Width – 78 Inches
  • Depth – 28 Inches
  • Weight – 260 Pounds


We ask that the buyer cover freight.

100 MILES OR LESS OF 66607
White Glove, Blanket-wrapped Est. Delivery: 5 biz days


Pickup at 414 SE 2nd St.
Call us at 232.8008 to schedule