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Vintage set of two tin drums with psychedelic kaleidoscope pattern by Tomado

SKU: BT-2593-19

Vintage set of two tin drums with psychedelic kaleidoscope pattern by Tomado. 

  • Manufacturer: Van der Togt Mass Articles Dordrecht
  • Date of manufacture: 60s​

Set of two different sizes of tin drums or canisters made by Tomado.

Typical Tomado tin drums from the 60s. Colours in green, dark blue, pink and orange with psychedelic shapes. These tin drums are equipped with a loose dark blue lid. Gold coloured bottom and inside. Roller edge on lid and drum. Flanged vertical longitudinal seam on the back. Marked on the bottom with Tomado made in Holland.

This set of two tin drums is from the sixties and is in an original vintage condition with traces of use and age-related traces of wear.



  • Height: 28 cm.
  • Diameter: 20.5 cm.


  • Height: 23 cm.
  • Diameter: 16 cm.

Tomado was a Dutch company for household products, particularly in plastic coated wire.

The company was founded in Dordrecht in 1923 by the Van der Togt brothers. Tomado stands for Van der Togt Massa Articles Dordrecht. Originally, it was a small company that produced simple wallpaper brackets made of copper wire, which could be used to mount photos on wallpaper. After the Dutch Association of Housewives gave the company the assignment to develop a metal drainer it started to grow and soon a factory in Zwijndrecht was opened.

After the Second World War, the reconstruction period began in which Tomado-products symbolized the modern housekeeping. They became very popular and almost every household possessed one or more Tomado products. Due to the popularity of the brand, the company grew rapidly in the 1950s.

Popular products mainly concerned Tomado racks made of iron wire which came in the colours white, black, red, yellow and blue, reminding of the creations of Gerrit Rietveld and Piet Mondriaan. Very well known were the bookshelves with supports of wire steel and metal shelves in different pastel colours. These are great collector's items at this moment.

A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument with two or more reflecting surfaces tilted to each other in an angle, so that one or more (parts of) objects on one end of the mirrors are seen as a regular symmetrical pattern when viewed from the other end, due to repeated reflection. The reflectors (or mirrors) are usually enclosed in a tube, often containing on one end a cell with loose, coloured pieces of glass or other transparent (and/or opaque) materials to be reflected into the viewed pattern. Rotation of the cell causes motion of the materials, resulting in an ever-changing viewed pattern.

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Country of origin
The Netherlands - Holland

Kind of object
Tins - drums - canisters

Tomado - canister - storage

Vintage tins

Green - dark blue - pink - orange

Van der Togt Massa Artikelen Dordrecht


Tin - metal

Loose lid - pshycedelic design

1960s - 1970s

Good vintage condition

28,00 cm - 23,00 cm

20,50 cm - 16,00 cm

Shipping method
Parcel post with track & trace

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