Republic Molding Corp., est. 1946

Republic Molding Polly Flex

Museum Artifact: Polly Flex Tumblers / Plastic Cups, c. 1950s

Made By: Republic Molding Corporation, 6465 N. Avondale Ave., Chicago, IL [Edison Park]

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14 thoughts on “Republic Molding Corp., est. 1946

  1. I purchased a Custom travel coffee kit about 20 years ago in St Clair Shores, MI. It had plastic saucers which are marked Republic, Chicago 44, USA. The kit contained the plastic cups and saucers as well as a deck of cards, score sheet and coffee pot with an unopened can of Folger’s coffee. The leather case was made Adaids, San Frisco, CA. According to the people I purchased it from it was part of Henry Fords Estate. Can you date the saucer.

  2. I have quite a few Freezette containers that I found at a Habitat for Humanity store. I love the make and how strong they are. I figure that they will last forever. However, I’m wondering about the safety of storing food in them and freezing. I like to pre cook meals and the containers would be great for that. Can someone let me know if its safe to use them please

    Thanks in Advance

  3. I am 47, my grandmother had a Frezette that she used for her homemade salad dressing at every holiday for my entire childhood. My mother now has it and we will be using it for Christmas in 2 days. High quality stuff!

  4. We either got from my mother or purchased at our Marriage June 1971 a stack of these “Freezette” #154/3154 from Republic Molding Corp. Chicago. These are square pint and quart polyethylene containers and lids There are about 20 of them still in use daily. This is the best kitchen container we’ve ever used, literally hundreds of others have been tried and recycled to the trash. A few Freezettes have been damaged by microwaving sauce or a dish contaning fat, like meaty spaghetti sauce. This is now a No No. The survivors al will be left to our heirs when we die. I’m now 85 1/2, my wife 73. Of course such quality is no longer made by any company we know.

  5. I have several Republic Freezette containers that I inherited from my mother. Is it possible to cherish storage containers? Well, I do. I figure they have seen about seventy years of use, and they are in perfect condition. There is no comparison with other plastic containers as their composition makes the plastic harder than, say, Tupperware. I use them primarily for storing dry foods such as rice and oatmeal. As with any plastics, I would not use them to store hot foods. But they are unquestionably the best.

  6. I have some Republic Molding Corp. No. 306 containers. I have had them for probably 30 years to so, maybe more.

    They are in perfect condition. I am just wondering if they are still safe to use; they are so old there are no recycle numbers on the bottom to indicate.

    Thank you for any advice you can give.

  7. Hello folks I just found some freezette plastic containers I used one for almost 40 years wow now I use them for pistachio nuts when I am watching the game great quality Mom was not wealthy wonder where she got them and when they stopped making them?

  8. Hi,

    Please tell us if and/or we can buy or order new Republic Freezette, Chicago, No 183 containers.

    We moved to Ireland from the US a few years ago, but have not found them here.

    Thanks, Bride and Gary

    Cell 085 252 6014
    Home 090 250 5641

  9. I found an advertising postcard from Republic Molding Corporation for a Freezette Supply Display. It might have some information on it that could be useful? It has a nice picture on front.

  10. Hi –
    I have 2 Freezette Containers I have been using for many many years. They remain in very good condition. I think they are about a half gallon in size, and have a lid that you push in or pull out.

    I’m wondering, with all the concern about plastics leaching into foods, if you think it’s all right to keep using these containers. There’s no recycling symbol or number on the bottom. I would love to keep using them if they are safe. I appreciate any advice you can offer.

  11. In the late 60s I purchased a popcorn maker manufactured by Republic Molding. It’s made of a hard plastic and I paid under $1.00 for it. It’s for micro popping and is the very best popper. One of my prized kitchen products!

  12. I was given a gift of several of your freezit containers in 1980. Here we are 41 years later and I’m still using the same containers. I’ve used them thousands and thousands of times over the years and even boiled water in them in the microwave hundreds and hundreds of times. And they are as good now as when they were gifted to me. One of the highlights for me is they are not made in china! I tell people about your product all the time and how long I have had them.

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