|Capac backstamp courtesy of ShopMichL on Etsy.|
It's funny how the cities on the backstamps of Santa Paula for Durawear and Pomona for Capac are in actuality 92 miles apart. I wonder did they continue to mark them that way after CMP acquired Capac--if not, and they changed the stamp, it may help in dating melmac made prior to 1959 or after. I think that by the end of 1959 it is reasonably safe to say that CMP was the MOLDING giant of California. This indeed was THE equivalent of Texasware in California and as such, probably molded Capac, and Durawear and much more. I wonder if somehow they were also molding Miramar and Laguna once it closed? That remains to be seen........See the Miramar factory tour here.
|Was Laguna then molded here too? These plates at StitchyImpressions on Etsy!.|
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