Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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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?

Retro Federal Tool Corp Aqua Grey Plastic Creamer Sugar Spoon 1950s Lustro ware
Retro Federal Tool Corp Aqua Grey Plastic Creamer Sugar Spoon 1950s Lustro ware
$23.99
Vintage set of 5 plastic cup Lustro Ware Made in USA
Vintage set of 5 plastic cup Lustro Ware Made in USA
$7.00
VTG 1958 LUSTRO WARE LACECRAFT PLASTIC LACE DOILIES CRAFT BOOKLET DOLLS MORE
VTG 1958 LUSTRO WARE LACECRAFT PLASTIC LACE DOILIES CRAFT BOOKLET DOLLS MORE
$13.97
VINTAGE HAND HELD JUICER REAMERLUSTRO WAREPLASTICAQUA TURQUOISERETROGADGET
VINTAGE HAND HELD JUICER REAMERLUSTRO WAREPLASTICAQUA TURQUOISERETROGADGET
$2.99
VTG 1963 LUSTRO WARE LACECRAFT PLASTIC LACE DOILIES CRAFT BOOKLET XMAS DOLLS
VTG 1963 LUSTRO WARE LACECRAFT PLASTIC LACE DOILIES CRAFT BOOKLET XMAS DOLLS
$16.07
Lustro Ware Plastic Doilies Set of 6 packs 4 White Red and Turquoise Blue NOS
Lustro Ware Plastic Doilies Set of 6 packs 4 White Red and Turquoise Blue NOS
$49.99
Mid Century Lustro Ware Yellow  Aluminum CAKE COVER SET 11 Top  Bottom L 80
Mid Century Lustro Ware Yellow Aluminum CAKE COVER SET 11 Top Bottom L 80
$32.90
Vintage Lustro Ware Yellow Plastic Bread Box and Recipe Box B 20 and B 25
Vintage Lustro Ware Yellow Plastic Bread Box and Recipe Box B 20 and B 25
$50.00
Vintage 1970s Lustro Ware Retro White Paper Towel Holder New Old Stock USA
Vintage 1970s Lustro Ware Retro White Paper Towel Holder New Old Stock USA
$14.19
Vintage LUSTRO WARE Plastic MEASURING CUPS 1 4 1 3 1 2 1 Cup and Coffee 0418 1
Vintage LUSTRO WARE Plastic MEASURING CUPS 1 4 1 3 1 2 1 Cup and Coffee 0418 1
$12.97



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