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Thomas Steiner

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About Thomas Steiner

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    One of the old timer blow molders around here.... .
  • Birthday April 29

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    Huntington, Indiana
  • Biography
    I love and collect blow molds.
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    wife, my grown up children, grandchildren, blow molds and Christmas stuff
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    Mine is only static. I love it. Although I don't run a computerized display and don't really plan to, there are still some elements of control to everything. It is a great hobby to get into & we really love to do it. I have been collecting plastic Christmas lawn blow molds since I was 13 years old.

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  1. Everyone have a very Merry Christmas!

  2. List your website here

    Huntington, Indiana ~ www.blowmoldsrus.webs.com
  3. blow mold 13, U r very welcome. Glad I was of service to u!

  4. thank you very much!! i called general foam and they sent me a new candel top! thanks foryour help!!(: blow mold13

  5. blow mold13, Hello! I would advise you to contact either Menards or General Foam if you are having trouble with your candles.

  6. blow mold13, Hello! I would advise you to contact either Menards or General Foam if you are having trouble with your candles.

  7. Hey thomas, i have a question for an expert? i just bought two candels @ menards this year and over christmas night i left my lights on over night. and when i went to turn them off the next night i looked and i could see the light bulb through the top of the candel but the outher one isn't doing that what do you think i should do do you think i should contact general foam or what do you think i should do thank you!!! blow mold13 (:

  8. Noah, I have checked out your new thread on your blow molds. Sorry it took me awhile to answer your message. Awesome blow molds my friend.

  9. Hey Thomas! Check out my New Thread with some Molds i just got!

  10. The Blowmold Thread

    Artistic Latex Form Co. Fireman, New York, 25" tall, 1960's.
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    Dapol Industries Woodpecker, Worcester, Ma., 10.5" tall.
  12. The Blowmold Thread

    Penquins, 9" tall. They are made of heavy blow mold plastic. Manufacturer is unknown at this time.
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    Art Line Tom the Turkey, 12" tall. It is catalog #6073. Manufactured in 1996.
  14. The Blowmold Thread

    Alligator, 9" tall. Manufacturer unknown at this time. I believe I know who manufactured it though.
  15. The Blowmold Thread

    Lawnware Koala Bear, 19" tall. It is catalog #KO-1244. I don't have the year it was manufactured.