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Party & Patio Ware- Paper Cup Holders

TitleParty & Patio Ware- Paper Cup Holders
Object NameParty & Patio Ware- Paper Cup Holders
Manufactured ByRobinson Plastics Corp.
DescriptionParty & Patio Ware" Paper Cup Holders. Items have adhered color tiles in Robinson Colors: Italian Walnut, Ripe Tangerine, Mediterranean Blue, Golden Canary. Tool designer and mold maker was Emidio Maria daSilva (Mirnha Grande, Portugal). The dishware consisted of a large plate that could be used as a plate or as a holder for a plastic or paper plate, a cup, which fit into an extension at the end of the plate and two serving dishes with covers. "Robinson Plastics was essentially selling to manufacturers. We decided to try selling to the retail establishment. The parts were designed by a well known Japanese designer who did work for Gulton Corp. They were to be used indoors and outdoors. They allowed you to hold your food and drink conveniently while seated on a chair. Being a luxury item, the parts were heavy, dish washer safe and made in anti-static polypropylene. Because this plastic was lighter than water, it would float if dropped overboard. This unexpectedly gave us a large additional market in the boating industry. The parts sold well, but we had only one listing and the retailers wanted something new every year, so we decided not to continue along that line"(Mr. Irvin Rubin).
DimensionsThe cup was 2 3/4" in diameter, 3 1/2" high with pedestal, the wall thickness was 0.100", and it weighed 71 grams. The plate 14.5" long, 9.5" wide, 0.150" thick and weighed 228 grams.
Date Manufacturedc. 1971
MaterialAnti- static polypropylene. The base material was white. The hot stamping colors varied.
Manufacturing ProcessInjection molded. The parts were made on a reciprocating injection molding machine. The tool designer was Emidio Maria daSilva, Marinha Grande, Portugal. The mold maker was Emidio Maria daSilva, Marinha Grande, Portugal. The manufacturer was Robinson Plastics Corp. NY
Number of Objects9
Accession Number2010_055.111
DonorGift of Irvin I. Rubin
Broad SubjectKitchenware
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