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Three cheers for Earl Tupper!
Member Name: Bellroyd
Advantages: High Quality - lasts and lasts
Disadvantages: It has always been expensive
I suspect there are few of us oldies who haven't got at least some original Tupperware items in their house.
Tupperware heralded a whole stream of products which were initially sold at 'parties' organised by agents up and down the country.
We all remember the recent revelation that The Queen keeps her cereals in Tupperware containers. I wonder which agent phoned her up to ask her to host a Tupperware party?
These days there are so many alternatives to good old fashioned Tupperware, that sales are not what they were. Most of our plastic containers are old curry trays that are now in common use by takeaway outlets. Also, slightly less robust are the plastic sweetie tubs that are found so frequently.
In our house, we still have two Tupperware containers in regular use. They are both cereal containers - one now used for wild bird seed and one for fish food for our outdoor pond.
What differentiates Tupperware from other similar products is its thickness and durability. Many dooyooers have raved about their Pyrex ware which last and lasts. Tupperware is to plastic storage what Pyrex is to toughened glass. I have never known an item of Tupperware to wear out. This is testament to the quality of materials used. After all the years, the plastic has become a bit discoloured and there are a few scratches, yet it is still perfectly fit for purpose.
You can stlll find old Tupperware around at boot fairs and the like. Even if you can no longer find a Tupperware agent in your area to host your own party, this second hand Tupperware will prove to be a good investment. You should have a sniff first to make sure it hasn't been contaminated by having had strongly smelling product stored in it.
Summary: Earl Tupper, the founder, died in 1983 and has left a lasting legacy