Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at Young V&A
Play Gallery, Mini Museum, case 17


1957-1958 (designed)
Place of origin

Circular melamine plate in yellow.

Object details

Object type
TitleMelaware (manufacturer's title)
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Plate, melamine, 'Melaware', made by Ranton & Co. Ltd, 1957-58
Physical description
Circular melamine plate in yellow.
  • Diameter: 17.8cm
  • Height: 2.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
'Melaware' (moulded on base)
Credit line
Given by Jennifer Opie
Designed by the British Industrial Plastics Product Design Unit, Oldbury, Birmingham. Manufactured by Ranton & Co. Ltd, Brentford, London, using melamine made by British Industrial Plastics Chemicals Ltd., Birmingham. The moulding tools made by British Industrial Plastics Tools Ltd.
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Record createdFebruary 19, 2008
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