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British Industrial Plastics Ltd., Gaydon


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Title Gaydon
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University Bournemouth
Designer Woodfull, A.H.
Manufacturer British Industrial Plastics Ltd.
Date circa 1960-1965
Description A set of four cups and saucers manufactured by BIP in the 1960s. These orange and white cups with oval saucers were designed by A.H 'Woody' Woodfull as part of the melamine formaldehyde Gaydon range following the success of the Melaware range. This kind of tableware was popular during the 1950s and 1960s for its bright colours and 'unbreakable' quality. It later lost favour due to the fact it stained easily and so is now mainly used for picnics. Gaydon two colour cups were made in a split mould the two-colour effect was produced in two stages and the items required individual hand finishing.
Accession Number AIBDC : 0_6448
Dimensions cup height 65mm, cup diameter 90mm, saucer length 150mm
Materials plastic, MF, melamine formaldehyde, Gaydon - trade name, Melmex - trade name
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Rights MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Method compression moulded in two stages
Object Type cup and saucer



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