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Plastic sprinkler bottles, Part 2: Lustro Ware

Another familiar plastic sprinkler bottle, the Lustro Ware Clothes Sprinkler, was invented by Nathan W. Roop. Design Patent No. 168,595 was filed on May 15, 1951 and granted on January 6, 1953.

This ornamental sprinkler bottle featured a tapered reservoir with a removable, perforated cap. It sold for 29¢ and was produced by the Plastic Products Division of Borden Chemical, Inc.

Lustro Ware sprinkler bottles came in a variety of colors. When collecting, choose bottles that have the original paper label attached, as they’re more desirable. Examine the plastic carefully for scratches, cracks, or age related fading or discoloration.

● Measurements: 6 1/8″ tall and 3 1/4″ wide.

● Molded into plastic, on face of all bottles: LustroWare  CLOTHES SPRINKLER  STOCK NO. L-55.

● On front paper label: Lustro Ware  T. M. REG.  29¢ U.S.A. PRICE and the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

● Instead of a paper label, some Lustro Ware bottles have Ironrite imprinted on the lower front.

● Molded into plastic, on bottom: COLUMBUS PLASTIC PROD. INC. COLS. O. MADE IN U.S.A. PAT. PENDING

Many thanks to my friend Jerry Marcus for providing the Lustro Ware images and advertising shared in this blog post!

Related Information

Collectible sprinkler bottles, Part 1

Collectible sprinkler bottles, Part 2

Plastic Sprinkler Bottles, Part 1: Minerware

Design Patent No. 168,595