Saturday, July 4, 2015

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What You Probably Didn't Know About Lustro Ware

In the summer of 1938, Gebhard Keny Sr. started his own company, Columbus Plastics Products, with just four employees and a pair of used molding presses.

Initially, the company made plastic components for other companies; but Keny eventually decided to develop, manufacture and market his own line of products. Columbus Plastics revolutionized the plastics molding industry with new, yet cost effective technology, which meant better, but less expensive household products. By 1946 the Columbus brand was producing a line called Lustro Ware. With it's own design staff, and a keen focus on the development of new products, sales of their colorful thermoplastic housewares soared.

When the company was sold 28 years later it employed 800 people and had more than 300 items in its product line!

Keny probably never guessed that Lustro Ware would become one of the most sought after collectibles in the retro market today.

Ever wonder what Lustro Ware sold for in 1952?

Vintage Mid Century Retro Plastic Lustro Ware Flour Baking Canister Container
Vintage Mid Century Retro Plastic Lustro Ware Flour Baking Canister Container
$25.49
Vintage New Lustro Ware White Table Size Salt and Pepper Shaker Set Unopened
Vintage New Lustro Ware White Table Size Salt and Pepper Shaker Set Unopened
$6.99
Vintage LUSTRO WARE Covered Cake Carrier Holder Pastel Peach w Clear Cover
Vintage LUSTRO WARE Covered Cake Carrier Holder Pastel Peach w Clear Cover
$12.50
Lustro Ware 1950s Red Plastic Silverware Flatware Tray Drawer Organizer FREE SH
Lustro Ware 1950s Red Plastic Silverware Flatware Tray Drawer Organizer FREE SH
$15.00
VINTAGE Pink  Clear LUSTRO WARE PITCHER W LID STOCK No L 45 RETRO DECO STYLE
VINTAGE Pink Clear LUSTRO WARE PITCHER W LID STOCK No L 45 RETRO DECO STYLE
$10.83
Lustro Ware Plastic Pitcher 2 Quart Measuring Gold Lid Vintage 8 Cups
Lustro Ware Plastic Pitcher 2 Quart Measuring Gold Lid Vintage 8 Cups
$12.74
1958 Lacecraft Lustro Ware Plastic Lace Doilies  Place Mats Instruction Booklet
1958 Lacecraft Lustro Ware Plastic Lace Doilies Place Mats Instruction Booklet
$12.06
Vintage Retro Lustro ware Canister 3 pc set Tea 110 Coffee 111 Sugar 112
Vintage Retro Lustro ware Canister 3 pc set Tea 110 Coffee 111 Sugar 112
$22.50
Set of RETRO RED AND WHITE RANGE SALT  PEPPER SHAKERS old plastic LUSTRO WARE
Set of RETRO RED AND WHITE RANGE SALT PEPPER SHAKERS old plastic LUSTRO WARE
$5.09
Vintage Lustro Ware Lustroware 12 Bowl MUSTARD YELLOW USA Extremely RARE HTF
Vintage Lustro Ware Lustroware 12 Bowl MUSTARD YELLOW USA Extremely RARE HTF
$10.99



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