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Sunday, April 28, 2013

April 22–28, 2013: Shared vintage modern plastic design

Here are the items that were shared the week of April 22, 2013.  Included were two lamps, a container, an ashtray, a salt and pepper shaker, a bottle carrier, and a novelty toothpick holder.

Monday, April 22:  Plastic mid-century globe table lamp.  The lamp measures 14” tall.

Plastic mid-century globe table lamp     Plastic mid-century globe table lamp

Tuesday, April 23: IKEA of Sweden container with a green base and yellow and orange lids.  Design by Knut Hagberg and Marianne Hagberg.  It has three compartments and measures 10-1/2” in diameter on top. It is 3-1/4” deep and is marked on the bottom.

IKEA of Sweden container with a green base and yellow and orange lids

IKEA of Sweden container with a green base and yellow and orange lids

Wednesday, April 24:  Minimal-modern black melamine square ashtray for Eldon Office Products.  Features a rounded bowl, two cigarette notches, and a felted base. Measures 5” by 5” by 1” height. Marked:

© 1975                                             U S Patent Pending
ELDON ® OFFICE PRODUCTS
Los Angeles, Calif, 90045        Made in U S A

Minimal-modern black melamine square ashtray for Eldon Office Products

Minimal-modern black melamine square ashtray for Eldon Office Products

Thursday, April 25: Transparent salt and pepper shakers made in the shape of the letters “S” and “P”.  The bottom of each slides open to allow easy filling of salt and pepper. Made in Hong Kong.  Both measure 1-3/4” across by 3-3/4” height by 3/4” deep.

Transparent salt and pepper shakers made in the shape of the letters “S” and “P”

Transparent salt and pepper shakers made in the shape of the letters “S” and “P”

Friday, April 26:  Heavy mid-century table lamp with a heavy lacquered metal base and acrylic shade.  Has a European plug.  Measures 24” in height.

Heavy mid-century table lamp with a heavy lacquered metal base and acrylic shade     Heavy mid-century table lamp with a heavy lacquered metal base and acrylic shade

Saturday, April 27: Vintage Pepsi-Cola bottle holder in yellow.  “Pakster 0612” is embossed on the inside. The Pepsi-Cola logo is stamped on each side in black. Measures 8” long by 5-1/2” wide by 8” height.

Vintage Pepsi-Cola bottle holder in yellow

Vintage Pepsi-Cola bottle holder in yellow

Vintage Pepsi-Cola bottle holder in yellow

Sunday, April 28: Vintage plastic woodpecker toothpick holder.  This one has a white base made to look like a log.  The woodpecker has two metal points coming out of his beak and is on a spring loaded hinge.  Push his head down and he will pick up a toothpick. The piece is about 3” tall and 4-1/2” long.

Vintage plastic woodpecker toothpick holder

Vintage plastic woodpecker toothpick holder


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