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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Vintage Porcelain Glove Molds GET Melmac

Vintage Porcelain Glove Mold
Vintage Porcelain Glove Mold looks great with my G.E.T. Melmac plates.

G.E.T. Melamine or GET MELAMINE, what is it? 

I don't just love melmac, I love all things vintage.  I am unleashing a ton of vintage porcelain glove molds in my Etsy shop. I thought it would be fun to show you how this one holds Melmac dishes!  The dishes I have here are from G.E.T. Enterprises. They have been around since the 80's and primarily make restaurant quality melamine dishes that you see in restaurants and buffets.
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Glove mold $48, Plates, from GET Enterprises, an old pattern.
if you are interested in purchasing them contact me. 

Although I distinctly abhor things that are made in China, I have to say, these hold up pretty well and have a great mottled pattern. Perhaps since they are marked NSF food safe they may be better at resisting heavy scratches than the thinner melmac of the 60's and 70's.

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I really love how they did this spattered the colors together!

G.E.T. is a leader in restaurant and foodservice melmac. I even at one point thought they could have absorbed some of the old retro molds. I'm still trying to find out......

German Glove Molds
I also have German and other molds for sale in my shop.

I wrote a ton of articles and blurbs on the web about vintage porcelain glove molds. I think they are a fun and functional art sculpture for inside the home. Very mid century modern and retro, and a reminder of industrialism.  The ones made in the USA include leading manufacturer (now defunct) General Porcelain of Trenton, NJ.  Although production of molds also occurred in Germany, it seems a lot were actually produced here in the USA.  

General Porcelain Glove Mold from Trenton NJ
These glossy ones made by General Porcelain of Trenton, NJ.

Perhaps the rarest glove molds I stumbled across were those made by the Hall China Factory....back in the day...although to me Hall was primarily well loved for their teapots, I found it odd that these bisque molds were produced. I wonder how many survived? 

Hall Vintage Glove Mold
Only a few left to sell in my shop.

So maybe for those of you who don't want to "scratch up" your prized melmac collection, but you do want to make your kitchen look retro, you should check out where you can obtain some G.E.T. melmac. I know webstaurant store sells them online.  Good luck and happy collecting!

Special Item at RetroChalet on Etsy

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Cindy Fahnestock Schafer

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