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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.

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?