I just got these wee melmac shot glasses? in the mail from The Cottage Cheese on Etsy. I adore them, as they are from Eastern Airlines, but it's not something I normally collect. There is a reason however....
The reason I bought these wee cups were because I was hoping them to be part of the elusive Northern Industrial Chemical Company's pieces, when they were molding for airlines in the 40's. I've been trying to find for years. I'll never know of course, because Northern did not mark their airline dishes and it is a proven fact that MANY manufacturers molded for the airlines.
More on Northern in detail will be on my Russel Wright site soon, so check back.
Information about airline melmac and melamine is found on Christopher McPherson's wonderful site called "Plastic Living." It is a proven fact that his favorite company, Watertown Lifetime Ware, did a lot of molding for the airlines and the navy early on, and possibly even beat most if not all manufacturers to the table with melmac dish sets.