|The London Beetleware Backstamp! These lovelies available at Palaver!|
|The Beetlware American backstamp. You may just see the tiny "B" in the shield more often than not.|
It's use here in the States should be credited to Christian A. Kurz, Jr. (of Kurz-Kasch Company, Dayton Ohio) who was traveling in England, and saw this in use. He was a custom molder here in the states, and it was he who convinced American Cyanamid to start the licensing, and import of it here. If Kurz-Kasch sounds familiar, it's because they are still in business today and have a long industrial history here in the States! Read how it came to be here, in Jeffrey's book.
|Dish Samples from my collection. Note the one on far right has wood in it!|
|Gorgeous Pudding Bowls , $15.27 bargain priced at Palaver (price subject to current exchange rate)|
|Here in the States, circa 1933, just about any color of Beetlware was available! Note, no mottled or confetti colors in this ad! From Beetleware President's lips, a customer was happy with her lavender toilet screws!!!|
|Post Grape and Nut Flakes Cereal Premium Bowl, with Mickey Mouse, $28 at TheFarmersWifeInIowa|
|This lovely premium features Orpan Annie, and is a steal at $6 from Carols Threads.|
|Note how Beetlware states who is giving the premium, in this case Ovaltine! Photo: CarolsThreads|
The rumors go that Melmac was introduced as a solution to the dissatisfaction of earlier picnic plastics, which would indicate that Beetlware could be a culprit of breaking, cracking, or snapping in half.I have to say the plates I have are very thin. Perhaps thin flimsiness wasn't appreciated in the long run, contrary to the 1930's claims of this super duper plastic being unbreakable, it certainly WAS.
LINKS YOU MAY LIKE:
Beetleware on Etsy
BBC Beetleware Powderpuff Dish
Read Excerpts in Jeffrey Miekle's Book
British Plastics Federation
View or Buy Bakelite and Plastics (Find Beetleware Here) From Vanished Eras.
See My 100+ Plastic Items for sale!
Plastics Products VOL10-11, 1934 Int,