So it's Donald Duck who's responsible for a world choking in plastic gimcracks!

     Posted By: Paul - Sun Mar 15, 2009
     Category: Technology | Cartoons | Documentaries | 1940s

Interesting; the thought that plastic would melt when wet. This was released in Sept. 1944.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/15/09 at 12:11 PM
Expat, that must've been acid rain. :cheese:
Posted by Madd Maxx on 03/15/09 at 06:26 PM
How much of Donald's junk was plastic? I remember seeing a chest of drawers and a guitar (wood), a mattress (cloth and metal) and shoes (leather and maybe rubber soles, but I doubt it). And where the hell do you find an airplane shaped waffle iron?
Posted by DownCrisis on 03/16/09 at 12:58 AM
IIRC (and this is a bit before my time) being told that when plastic 1st hit the consumer they attempted to make just about everything from it. Not like today where chest of drawers, shelving, clothes, shoes, hats, cars, tables, chairs, mattresses, computers, etc. are made from plastic.

The difference is that today's stuff bears little resemblance to the either too brittle or too soft stuff they could produce back then.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/16/09 at 03:48 AM
Patty, you spoiled it for him! 😕
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 03/16/09 at 07:05 AM
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