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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

C is for Candy Container

A seasonal post today...60 or 70 years ago you might well have found this - or something like it - in your merry festive stocking! Although; it may be older? I don't know and a quick Google wasn't much help, but I know that by the 1960's it was all card tubes of Rowntree's Pastilles and Jelly Tots or shaped netted cards of Santa, snowman or deer's head 'selection packs'.

A mixture of hand-painted celluloid, styrene, tin-plate and rubber sleeves (which may be non-original additions to protect the sprung, concertina arms?), this would have been filled with sweets and is quite a work of artistry, if otherwise rather ugly by today's sensibilities!

Post-war or between the wars?