Contribution Guide

Blow-Molded is made possible by community contributions from hundreds of people around the world. Contributions of documents, catalogs, product photos, and other assorted research help us grow and improve Blow-Molded. We are happy to provide author attribution for any and all contributions to the site.

Uploading Photos

Only submit files that you have the right to publish. We cannot publish photos or documents for which we have not been given permission.

You may upload files using our submission form, or alternatively, email them.

Upload Photos

Contact us: [email protected]

Large Files

When submitting many files, or large files, you may wish to consider uploading them to a free file sharing service, such as Google Drive or Dropbox and share/invite/send a link to [email protected]. You may alternatively attach the files in an email to us. Some email clients may ask to compress or “resize” any photos, please select the best quality option to avoid the image becoming unusable.

Photo Tips

  1. Move any attached cords out of the way of the blow mold to keep them out of sight.
  2. Place the blow mold in front of a relatively neutral, or solid, colored wall that does not easily blend with the colors used on the blow mold.
  3. If you see shadows on the blow mold, adjust your lighting or move the blow mold away from the wall by a few feet. This helps prevent shadows. If you have lighting equipment available place lights near the front of the blow mold inline with the camera. Do not place them in front of or behind the camera, as this can cause shadows. Try to avoid “top down” lighting, such as overhead lights, which casts shadows onto the blow mold.
  4. If you have a tripod available, consider using it.
  5. Squat down (or lift the blow mold up) so the blow mold’s “eye level” is inline with the camera. This prevents photos from being distinctly angled and ensures the photo is “head on”. If the blow mold is too large, or small, step back a few feet and try again.

Please avoid photographing items in grass, as it typically requires us to photoshop out the individual blades of grass.

If the blow mold contains any stamped information, a close up photo is appreciated so we can make sure the information is recorded onto the site in text form.

Scanning Documents

If you are unable to scan the document yourself, we are happy to arrange for the scanning of catalogs, instruction manuals or other documents on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further information.

Contributors

Blow-Molded is made possible by the contribution of photos and documents from 226 people and the anonymous contributions of numerous others. Thank you!

To help recognize repeat contributors, various awards can be won by contributing documents or photos to the site:

  • Silver award: 10 or more items added
  • Gold award: 25 or more items added
  • Diamond award: 50 or more items added
  • Emerald award: 100 or more items added
  • Ruby award: 200 or more items added
  • Sapphire award: 400 or more items added

A "@" prefix denotes a username, most commonly an eBay seller who has kindly allowed us permission to use their listing photos.

  • A Adam Smith Adrian Hurd Aiden Warne Alexander Crew Alison Blanchard Andreas Von Maier Andrew Albertson Andy Smith Angela Pauken Anthony Imperiati Anthony Lloyd Axl Tomaga
  • B B. Weis Betty Woodruff Bill Asmussen Bill Prenger Brenda Elliott Brendan Stewart Brett Mawhinney Bridget Smith
  • C Caleb Spurlin Carl Polastri Carrie Sansing Casey Troutman Widener Charles Enos Chris & Niki James Chris Knull Christian Grandzol Christmas Lights Creations Christopher Jay Evans Cindy Johnson Clint Babcock Cole Walker Cory Clark
  • D D. Shane Daniel Monda Daniel Torres Daphne Bauman Darrel Cook Darrell Cook Darrid Morris Daryl & Gidget Hayworth Dave Byron David Groth David L. Arsenault Dawn Frank Dawn Ungerer Deb Eaton Debbie McCutchen Debbie McKenzie Dominic Siravo Donna Corchia Doug Davis
  • E Ed Bonsignore Emily McCormick Eric B. Eric R. Erinn Williams
  • F Frank Finan Jr.
  • G Gail MacDonald Logan Gary Deutsch Gerald Hodgson Jr. Glen Mullaly Greg R. Greg Seman Gwen Conover
  • H Harriet Opal H. Heather Kirby
  • J Jack C. Jake Heaton James W. Barron Jamie Freers Jan Miezio Jasmine Elzy Jason Quick Jayme King Jeff & Stephanie Bergeron Jeff Carter Jeff Weber Jen Grissett Jeremiah R. Jeremy Dawes Jersey Dave Jessica Smith Jim Inman Jim Johnson Jimmy Paturas Joe Colbenson Joey J. Florczak John McGarthwaite Jonathan Edens Jordan Mills Joseph Lee Joseph Rein Joyanna Coombs Juanita Pinno Judy Matulich-Weitz Justin Dietz Justin Zeglevski
  • K Karen Kish Kay Basham Keith & Jennifer Schultz Keith Anderson Kelli Boggs Porter Kelly Jones Kelly McClure Kelly Miller Kelly Moss Miller Kerry Taylor Kevin Provost Kirk Kalinski Kyle R.
  • L Larry Lashinsky Larry Waters Lawrence P. Lampe Lee Jones Liam Joseph Linda Kimble Lisa Hoel Luke Palmer
  • M M. Berry Margie Henson Maria Cerda Mark & Laura Mathews Mark Anderson Mark Podmore Martha Teams Matt DiGiacomo Matt Ford Matt Katzenmayer Matt McCarrier Matt Peterman Matt Rotwitt Matthew Kawa Matthew Mills Matthew Pach Matthew Rhoden Meghan Lawson Mel Fischer Michael & Pamela Neumann Michael Edens Michael Tausch Michelle Giles Mike Politz Mike Urso
  • N Nancy Wright Nathan Kiser Nick Antidormi Nick Bair Nick Kraelew Nieko Disso
  • P Pam Shuta Pat Jones Patrick Hulett Patrick Long Patrick Magnus Patty Handley Paul Ganger Paul Henderson Paul Trotta Pragovich Family
  • R Rachel Goodpaster Randy Rieger Raymond Sass Rheal Roy Richard Dufresne Richard Gierlich Robert Slankard Roland Freimuth Ryan Erb
  • S Sam Eagan Sarah Hill Scott Family Scott Loftus Scott Robertson Shannon DiMartino Shawn Boyd Sheree Claborn Stephen Dziadosz Steve Colonel Steve Provost Steven Gauthier Stuart Berryman Susan Smith
  • T TJ Hogan Taj Duncan Tami B. Tee Bee Teresa Harper Terry Jacks Theresa Bruemmer Tim & Juli Haulman Tim Ewing Tim Hager Timothy Hancock Tom Crouse Tom Gacesa Tom Iverson Tommy Montanaro Tommy Montanto Travis Kenzig Troy Yaschyshyn Tyler Scally Tyler Yalian
  • W Wiley Jones Irwin William Boylston Wlnd David (David Carrick)
  • Y Yvette Fornelli Yvonne Smith
  • Z Zachary Blum
  • @ @VintageVibes @bomar9 @cind_mord @jandftreasures @original-random-thingz @suite100 @sun-health-foundation @vintagegold78 @wilbur.610