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Don good luck on your project. Being able to purchase light kits I’m switching all my bulbs over to Edison based kits from the C7 bulbs I used in them last year.
Donna, the molds were destroyed due to licensing. Some type of license with MagicCom. Nobody knows who they are, but their license expired on 3/1. So what wasn’t sold was sent to scrap.
At the sale most molds were GFs. Some were Empires old stock. This one in particular has no markings of GF or Empire. Just faded/scratched out Tarboro name.
Not the best pic of the mold in question, but here ya go. IMG_7042.JPG

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3 hours ago, Don Mcabee said:

I think Richard is referring to a few Prototype blow molds that were found in the cleaning of the factory. I hope he has pics to post. 

I can only guess about the many people who would want these.  I hope the rest of us get a chance see them at some point.  Can anyone tell us what shapes they are or if they are Christmas, Halloween, Easter or whatever?


Update- I just saw the previous entry, thanks for the pic!

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A cast aluminum mold for the Santa shown in the picture, if I recall correctly this picture was on the website of the company that made the aluminum mold.  Please correct me if I am wrong about that.  This picture has been floating around on the internet for several years.


Empire Cast Aluminum Mold-1 (400).jpg

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