Empire Plastics-Blow Mold Manufacturer

Empire Plastics Blow Mold

Empire Plastics Blow Mold

Empire brand blow molds are one of the most popular with collectors.  The forms include angels, animals, candles, carol and choir figures, elves,infantry,lamps,nativity sets,Santa, sleighs, trains, snowmen and a Walt Disney line.  They also produced easter and halloween blow mold figures.
 
The blow-molding process was invented in 1962. Prior to this injection-molding and vacuum-forming processes were used.  They continued to be used after the blow-molding process was invented as well. 
 
 
 Carolina Enterprises was established in 1953, and was downsized in 2001.  They are located in Tarbro, North Carolina.  They are the parent company  of the Empire Seasonal Division brand.  All products carrying the Carolina Enterprises stamp are Empire Seasonal Division brand products and thusly shown in the Empire Seasonal Division catalogs.
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For an online archive of Empire products please see

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3 Responses to Empire Plastics-Blow Mold Manufacturer

  1. joe anderson says:

    Hello, in 1994 I bought the entire Empire navtivity scene, this set was put up and taken down until 2000. This set was VERY WELL taken care of they were wiped off wrapped in the plastic they came in and put back in the original boxes and stored in my basement closet. This yr Dec. 2011 my older son (now 25) said the set must go back up. When plugging in the 2 donkeys (#1376) each socket shorted out on us and we couldn’t us them. The 2 socket/plug in wires that I need is the same as shown with joy bear on top of page From Grandma’s Tree. Would you please send me 2 of those socket/plug in wires to [address removed for privacy] Joe Anderson

    • gmastree says:

      I’m sorry to hear about your wires and sockets. I don’t handle replacement parts. But your request has gotten me to thinking that I should see if I can find some of these and either post the locations or, if feasible, purchase a supply to list for sale. Thanks for the question.

  2. Lindi says:

    I HAVE THE ENTIRE NATIVITY SCENE INCLUDING THE ORIGINAL STAR. THE 35-LIGHT SET HAS FINALLY QUIT WORKING AFTER MANY YEARS OF USE. 35 LIGHT SETS ARE NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO PURCHASE & THE LIGHTS ARE SET APART DIFFERENT THAN MOST LIGHT SETS I HAVE TRIED TO USE. ARE REPLACEMENT LIGHT SETS FOR THE NATIVITY STAR AVAILABLE ANYWHERE?

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