EON Canisters Pastel Bakelite (plastic) Sugar and Tea Australia 1930s x 2
Brilliant colour and clean with art deco lines and raised lettering (like Gay Ware).
These EON Canisters are in Very Good Condition with no significant damage or wear except 2 breaks in ‘Tea’ label (It is still attached and could be glued to prevent movement).
Turquoise Tea Size: 17cm tall x 12cm diameter Weight: 320g
Yellow Sugar Size: 19cm tall x 13.5cm diameter Weight: 390g
EON produced a range of Bakelite canisters from the 1930s through the 1950s. Bakelite Canisters were in most Australian kitchen in the 1940s and 1950s
They also produced screw top jars, kitchen gadgets, picnic ware and from the 1950s ‘Tupperware Like’ storage containers.
Bakelite was invented to replace a scarce natural substance: shellac, a product of the sticky excretions of the female lac beetle.” In 1907 Leo Baekeland invented Bakelite “by combining formaldehyde with phenol, a waste product of coal, and subjecting the mixture to heat and pressure. Bakelite could be precisely molded and machined into nearly anything, from tubular industrial bushings the size of mustard seeds to full-size coffins.” Bakelite was used for everything from radios to car parts, telephones to combs.
For more info on Vintage Australian Plastic Kitchen Wares read my Article: https://www.ccsretro.com/retro-homewares-articles/bakelite-canisters-bessemer-plates/
For more info on Bakelite go to:
“Manufacturers’ Monthly Material of the Month part 1:Bakelite” found at http://www.manmonthly.com.au/features/manufacturers-monthly-material-of-the-month-part-1-bakelite/