Bessemer Plates Leaves Melmac (plastic) from Nylex Corporation Australia 1970s x 2
Good Condition with only light knife scratches visible in the light.
Sizes: 30cm long x 21cm wide x 2cm tall (slightly dished).
Nylex Corporation Australia in business since the 1940s are well known for Plastic Injection Moulding.
Bessemer Australia have been producing high quality cookware since the 1960s.
In the 1970s, Bessemer appears to have had Nylex make a range of Melmac pieces and patterns for them that form part of the Australian picnic and BBQ history landscape.
Melmac is a brand name of dinnerware moulded from melamine resin, first made by the American Cyanamid Company, and most likely produced in Australia under American License.
For more info on Vintage Australian Plastic Kitchen Wares go to my Article: http://www.ccsretro.com/retro-homewares-articles/bakelite-canisters-bessemer-plates/
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