I thought they both looked so unique with their shape and handle. Inscribed on both the aluminum and plastic yellow one are "JANFEE De Vault Peeler W.R. Feemster Co. USA". The older aluminum one notes Chicago and Detroit, while the cheerful yellow reads Brooklyn and Michigan.
Now that I have had time to do some research, it looks like these are old potato peelers that are quite collectible. One site I visited indicated that an aluminum one was from the 1930s but I'm not quite convinced they are that old. Does anyone have any idea?
The following weekend, a church basement was featuring a 50% off sale, and I scooped up this great rolling pin with bright red handles for $1. Not really sure if it's vintage or not, but it was clean as a whistle, and looked great.
I'm looking forward to putting these newbies to work in the kitchen. =)