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.

Sharing Files

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

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.

Contact us: [email protected]

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 159 people and the anonymous contributions of numerous others. Thank you!

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

  • A Adrian Hurd Agnes Whipple Aiden Warne Andrew Albertson Andy Smith Angela Pauken Anthony Imperiati Anthony Lloyd Axl Tomaga
  • B B. Weis Bill Asmussen Brenda Elliott Brendan Stewart Brett Mawhinney Bridget Smith
  • C Caleb Spurlin Carl Polastri Carrie Sansing Charles Enos Christian Grandzol Christopher Jay Evans Cindy Jo Ward Cindy Johnson Clint Babcock Cole Walker Cory Clark
  • D D. Shane Daniel Monda Daniel Torres Darrel Cook Darrell Cook Daryl & Gidget Hayworth David L. Arsenault Deaglan Stewart Debbie McKenzie Dominic Siravo Donna Corchia Doug Davis
  • E Ed Bonsignore Eric B. Eric R.
  • F Frank Finan Jr.
  • G Gary Deutsch Gerald Hodgson Jr. Glen Mullaly Greg R. Greg Seman
  • J Jake Heaton James W. Barron Jamie Freers Jan Miezio Jasmine Elzy Jason Quick Jeff & Stephanie Bergeron Jeff Weber Jen Grissett Jeremiah R. Jeremy Dawes Jersey Dave Jim Johnson Jimmy Paturas Joe Colbenson Joey J. Florczak John McGarthwaite Jonathan Edens Jordan Mills Joseph Rein Judy Matulich-Weitz Justin Dietz Justin Zeglevski
  • K Keith Anderson Kelly Jones Kelly Miller Kelly Moss Miller Kevin Provost Kirk Kalinski Kyle R.
  • L Larry Lashinsky Larry Waters Lawrence P. Lampe Lee Jones
  • M Margie Henson Mark & Laura Mathews Mark Podmore Martha Teams Matt DiGiacomo Matt Katzenmayer Matt McCarrier Matt Peterman Matthew Mills Matthew Pach Meghan Lawson Mel Fischer Michael & Pamela Neumann Michael Edens Michael Tausch Michelle Giles Mike Politz Mike Urso
  • N Nathan Kiser Nick Antidormi Nick Bair Nick Kraelew Nieko Disso
  • P Pat Jones Patrick Hulett Patrick Long Patrick Magnus Paul Trotta Pragovich Family
  • R Rachel Goodpaster Randy Rieger Rheal Roy Richard Dufresne Richard Gierlich Robert Slankard Roland Freimuth Ryan Erb
  • S Sarah Hill Scott Family Scott Loftus Scott Robertson Shannon DiMartino Shawn Boyd Stephen Dziadosz Steve Colonel Steve Provost Steven Gauthier Susan Smith
  • T TJ Hogan Taj Duncan Teresa Harper Terry Jacks Theresa Bruemmer Tim Ewing Tim Hager Timothy Hancock Tom Crouse Tom Gacesa Tommy Montanaro Tracie Johnson Travis Kenzig Troy Yaschyshyn Tyler Scally Tyler Yalian
  • Y Yvonne Smith
  • Z Zachary Blum
  • @ @VintageVibes @bomar9 @cind_mord @jandftreasures @original-random-thingz @suite100 @sun-health-foundation @vintagegold78 @wilbur.610
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