Saturday, December 28, 2013

Prolon Melmac Dinnerware History

Prolon Melmac Lunch Trays at leightonstreet on Etsy find out Prolon History here
Leighton Street on Etsy features these prolon lunch trays! How cool!
Some of Prolon's plastic dishes have been debunked in this Florance Ware Factory Tour Florence Manufacturing Company featuring Prolon Plastics.

Florence, Massachusetts often referred to as Northampton was home to the Prophylactic Brush Company whose later Prolon Plastics division would make the dishes.

This post examines the site of the original Prolon plastics factory and history of the Brush Company with rare early ads and photographic examples.

We are adding it to the Prophylactic Brush Company and Prolon Plastics tab!

Nothing like killing two melmac encyclopedia birds with one stone!

Note: Prolon is still in business today in  another state and capacity.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Texas Ware Factory Melmac Tour

A while ago I wrote a great post on TexasWare and about the factory who made it. Therefore today I add the Plastics Manufacturing Company plastic tour right here to the Melmac Encyclopedia. I think that Texas Ware is one of the most collected melmac dinnerware genres out there today. From their retro melamine mixing bowls to their wonderful dishes, their manufacturing extended decades. At one point they were making their own molding powders. Read more here. Texas Ware Tour.

Friday, November 22, 2013

My Interview with TupperDiva

Since I had a great Interview with TupperDiva I felt it only necessary to add the Tupperware / Tupper Diva website to the Melmac Encyclopedia. Even though tupperware is a plastic and NOT melmac or melamine, it is still a very important plastic in history! Thanks to TupperDiva for having the best researched information!

We've Added Kenro Company History Melmac and Melamine

Kenro For Sale on Etsy at CarpeBellus
Kenro Set, from Etsy shop Carpe Bellus, $47
Today I'm adding the Kenro Company History from Melmac Central which is a great resource on anyone looking up Kenro Plastics, such as Kenro's Ice Buckets, Melmac wares or Melamine dinnerwares.  This company was from Freedonia Wisconsin, and at the time of this post , is technically still making plastics. 

Kenro Company History Melmac Melamine Fredonia Plastics

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Rubbermaid Information Collectible Plastics

Rubbermaid Dish Drain on Etsy
Red Rubbermaid Dish Drain $34 from A Vintage Revolution on Etsy.
I am adding some information about Rubbermaid to the Melmac Encyclopedia. I did some reasearch awhile back on the Wooster Rubber Company and the history of Rubbermaid products. Although not melmac or melamine, this plastic is fantastic.

I don't think I can remember a day in our house growing up without something Rubbermaid. What mainly comes to mind is the dish drain. What would we do without them? 

Rubbermaid Coasters Kar Mat Miniatures and History of Rubbermaid

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ColtRock and Colt Plastics

Colt's Plastics Collectors
In the photo: Brett Kramer and Ron Lough, courtesy of Melmac Central.
I've just added some great resources on Colt Plastics to the website, some links are now live for collectors of Colt-Rock, Colt Plastics or Colt's Plastics Division.

By the way, in the photograph is Brett Kramer and he's always looking to purchase any Colt Plastics. Feel Free to contact him if you have any for sale.

Email Brett at at You may also call him at 319-415-9621

Free Melmac Encyclopedia Site is Here

Oneida Melmac
Melmac bowls by Oneida.
I've been talking about doing a melmac book for twenty years. I've been collecting melmac just as long. Over the years I've talked to and met a lot of great people who share a common love for plastics. I figured why not compile all that information in one place?

And so now, I bring to you, the long awaited  site that compiles all free information from the web in one place, a  digital Melmac Encyclopedia if you will. It will be a comprehensive collection of links to help you learn more about your favorite melamine and melmac of yesterday!

I hope you will share and enjoy it.