Friday, June 20, 2008

Mold for Tupperware Container from 1965

Okay, this is really fascinating to me on so many levels! First of all, this a photo of a 1965 Tupperware mold for a Mix-n-Store. Second, I was born in 1965 (LOL), and third, my day job is I'm an accountant for a plastics injection molder (no, we don't manufactur Tupperware).

This is just so cool! Here's an excerpt from the article:

A single impression mould used in the injection moulding of a Tupperware
'Mix-n-stor' container, shown with a container sitting in the mould casing. The
container is made from polythene. Tupperware was developed by an American, Earl
Tupper, in the mid 1940s. Polythene was discovered in 1933 by Reginald Gibson
and Eric Fawcett, two scientists working at ICI's research laboratory at
Winnington, Durham, as the result of a laboratory accident. The first patents
for polythene were registered in 1936, and a year later the first practical use
for the material, as a film, was discovered. Polythene was used as an insulating
material for radar cables during World War II, and the substance was a closely
guarded secret. After the war it began to be produced commercially.

You can find the original article here:

Definitely a Favorite

What's your favorite Vintage Tupperware piece? I'd have to say, for me, it's the classic yellow colander! My mom had/has one, and now I have one. We use it constantly. It's just the right size for the amount of pasta I cook and the handle makes it quick and easy!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What is it?

Okay, I'm posting this picture of some of the pieces I've collected that I'm not sure of what they are. I'm guessing the item on the far left is a scrubby holder. The green item on the far right could be a lettuce corer. If you have any idea of what the other 3 items are, please, PLEASE jump in and let me know what they are!

The "new" old Tupperware Blog

Hello! I'm Holly. Nice to meet you.

I love vintage Tupperware and love to buy and sell! No, I'm not a Tupperware lady... I like the vintage stuff. The stuff Grandma used to have.

This blog is my attempt to provide lots of information and goodies about collecting vintage Tupperware. There isn't much out there for collectors, so I thought I'd create my own resources and share it with others.

There are a few great links of interest (see my links).

Otherwise, stay-tuned. Subscribe! There's more to come!