|RYDER offers this great 1937 ad for only $6.99.|
|Gorgeous Plaskon Radio Courtesy of DecorRadios, which is unknown origin circa 1938. You really must visit this site to see all the gorgeous Plaskon radios and learn about them.|
In 1939, they produced this strange oddity:
|Guess what this is?|
|Dab-Ette Plaskon Perfume Bottle from RareTodd|
This item is a real steal in RareTodd's shop, it's actually an art deco bullet style vintage perfume bottle. It soaked up the perfume via the cord and you could "dab" it on (hence the Dab-ette name.) I did ample research* and here's what I found: This was distributed in chain stores in 1939. (Note chain store, and not dime store!) One of the distributors "B AND F SPECIALTIES" of Cleveland, Ohio, proudly announced:
Miss Dab-Ette, a purse size perfume applicator, which is a non-leakable non-breakable plastic cartridge. It can be filled with the purchaser's favorite odor. "
|1939, Colors of handles and knobs and industrial parts!|
Plaskon : Lives On
Much past the glorious forties and fun fifties, Plaskon would live on. In fact in melmac dish land, Plaskon was being used as an alternative to Cyanamid's Melmac molding powders, but that is another story.
Gorgeous Plaskon Radios on Deco Radio's Plaskon Page here.
Complete Plaskon History and early Toledo Scale Pictures in this book preview of American Plastic: A Cultural History by Jefferey Meikle.
You can see old radios and learn how to "test for Plaskon" (?) here.
*Chain Store Age, Volume 15, 1939