Allen High yearbook: Mrs. Irwin Kehs of Allentown has a 1936 Comus she'd be happy to give to John of Bechtelsville.
Needlework catalog number: Elaine of Northampton found a phone number for Jean of Allentown, who is trying to contact the folks who publishThe American Needlewomen catalog in Fort Worth, Tex. Inside a copy of the catalog, Elaine found the toll-free number 800-433-2231. Since there is no date on the catalog, she is not sure how current it is, but hopes it will still be of help to Jean.
Pecan meal: Marjorie of Bethlehem found the ground pecan meal Helen of Wescosville is looking for in the Jane and Harry Wilson Sunnyland Farms Inc., catalog, Wilson Road at Pecan City, P.O. Box 8200, Albany, Ga. 31706-8200. Helen can place a credit-card order at 800-999-2488 or at www.sunnylandfarms.com. Marjorie also enclosed a page from the catalog and an order form that we'd be happy to send to Helen.
Playpens: Carole of Easton had no luck finding an older, full-size playpen UNTIL she presented her problem to Shopping Scout. In only a few days, three scouts responded to Carole's request. Annette of Bethlehem has a playpen from the 1960s; Hans of Orefield has a playpen that meansure 40 inches by 40 inches, and Loretta of Allentown has a wooden one that folds for storage. She also has an older-type crib, youth bed and baby scale.
Aluminum tumblers: Three scouts also have responded to a request by Marilyn of Nazareth for the retro aluminum tumblers she needs to complete her collection. Catherine has a set of eight colored aluminum 5-inch tumblers in excellent condition. Kathleen of Emmaus has two sets one with 10 tumblers, the other with six. And Nancy of Schnecksville has some tumblers for Marilyn. We'll pass their numbers on to Marilyn.
Imperial Lapis china: Catherine, who has tumblers for Marilyn, has a request of her own. She's scouting for pieces to complete her set of Mikasa Imperial Lapis china, for which production was discontinued in 1993.
Projector repairs: Carol of Slatington is wondering if any scouts know where she can take a 35mm slide projector to be repaired.
Wheat penny: Glenn of Bethlehem is looking for a Lincoln Wheat Cent (1914 D) that's in fine condition.
Body lotion: Anne of Whitehall is looking for ''Soft Sense'' body lotion by Jergens or a similar product. Soft Sense recently was discontinued, so she no longer can find it in stores.
Hair spray: Karen of Center Valley is ''desperately'' seeking Style Hairspray, Natural Hold.
Thawing plate: Mrs. Robert McFetridge of Whitehall is trying to find a Miracle THAW thawing plate, which originally was sold by Telebrands on TV infomercials. This black plate thaws meats in less than half the time it would take for meat to thaw without it, with no heat or electricity involved, she says.
On her last cup: Joanne of Bethlehem is searching for ''companions'' for her last Corning Corelle teacup. The cup, made in the 1970s, has a detached, curved handle. Lightweight and translucent, it's great for those who dislike a heavy mug, she says. Pattern and saucer are not high priorities.
Book search: Kathryn of Allentown is trying to find volume 1 (of 14) of the Childcraft book series published by Quarrie Corp. in Chicago, copyright 1945. The hard covers are orange and each book deals with a different type of literature. ''I have the rest of the set, but sometime in my youth, the first volume was lost,'' says Kathryn, adding that she would, ''of course, be willing to buy this volume.
Sherrie, also of Allentown, is looking for books written by one of her favorite authors, Emilie Loring, during the 1940s and '50s. Sherrie, who owns about 15 of Loring's 100 books, says they are difficult to find, unavailable in most used bookstores and libraries. It would be ''awesome'' if anyone has any they are willing to part with, says Sherrie who, incidentally, also is looking for the glass pot to a Type 4085 Braun coffeemaker.
Nabisco biscuits: Joan is searching for a place to buy ''Uneeda Biscuits,'' a large cracker made by Nabisco Co.
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