Contribute

Have you seen a strange listing on eBay or Facebook? Considering sending us a link: [email protected]. We’ll reach out to the original author and ask them to consider giving us permission to add it to Blow-Molded.

If you believe the information may be soon removed (such as a soon ending auction), you can use the Internet Archive Wayback Machine to save the page. The “Wayback Machine” is a tool offered by the Internet Archive nonprofit that will save a snapshot of the page as it appears at that time.

Documents

If you have access to a scanner, please scan and email a copy to us: [email protected]. If you do not, consider using a phone or camera to take photos of the paper on a flat surface–such as a kitchen table.

If you hate both cameras and scanners, send us an email. We may arrange for it to be mailed to us where it will be scanned and then returned to you.

Photos

Prior to submitting photos, please ensure the photo is either your own, or you have the rights to share it with us. We cannot use photos for which we have not been given permission.

To submit the photos, consider uploading them to a free photo sharing service, such as Google Drive or Dropbox and share them with us: [email protected]. You may alternatively attach the photos in an email to us.

W ask that you follow our quick guide to help ensure consistent photo quality across the site:

  1. Place the blow mold in front of a relatively neutral, or solid, colored wall. By photographing in front of a solid colored wall, it ensures the blow mold can be more easily (and cleanly) cropped out of the photo. If you do not have any solid colored walls, any wall texture is preferred to a large, complex background (such as kitchens or family rooms).
  2. 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 (or any lamps!), 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, that cast shadows onto the blow mold.
  3. If you have a tripod available, consider using it.
  4. 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 weirdly 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.

Corrections

When submitting new information (or corrections to existing information), we kindly ask that you include a source to help verify the information–such as an article, newspaper clipping or photo.

For those adventurous few, our Unknown Manufacturer page serves a list of blow molds for whom a manufacturer has not been identified. If you recongize a blow mold, send us an email: [email protected].

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