Donald "Don" Featherstone (January 25, 1936 – June 22, 2015) was an American artist most widely known for his 1957 creation of the plastic pink flamingo while working for Union Products. Featherstone resided in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where he kept 57 plastic flamingos on his front lawn. ... "Don Featherstone, Inventor of the Pink Flamingo (in Plastic), Dies at 79".
Pink plastic flamingos are one of the most famous lawn ornaments in the United States, along ... Union Products, of Leominster, Massachusetts, stopped production of pink flamingos on November 1, 2006. ... HMC sub-contracted production of the flamingos to Cado Manufacturing, Inc., a blow-molder located in Fitchburg, ...
Jun 23, 2015 ... The flamingo ornament was one of hundreds of items that Donald Featherstone made for the Union Products plastics company.
Jun 24, 2015 ... Donald Featherstone designed 600 plastic ornaments in his career, but ... symbols, the pink plastic lawn flamingo actually had an inventor. ... He designed the flamingo for Union Products, a Massachusetts plastics company ...
Jun 23, 2015 ... Mr. Featherstone's first pink plastic flamingo came off the assembly line in 1957. ... he took a job with Union Products, a maker of plastic lawn ornaments in ... But a few years later the Cado Company, of Fitchburg, Mass., ...
From The Smithsonian Collections: Plastic Flamingos, c. ... suburb, lawn ornaments of any kind, let alone plastic pink flamingos, were anathema. ... plastics company Union Products, where his second assignment was to sculpt a pink flamingo.
May 19, 1986 ... Or pink flamingo lawn ornaments. ... Invented? ... Then, in 1957, a forward- looking company called Union Products, Inc., in Leominster, Mass.
Jun 24, 2015 ... Don Featherstone, creator of the original plastic pink flamingo, sits surrounded by many of the plastic creatures at Union Products, Inc. in Leominster, Mass on ... Union Products, which made a variety of plastic lawn ornaments.
Jun 23, 2015 ... Don Featherstone, creator of pink flamingo lawn ornaments in 1957, dies at 79 ... artist who embraced having created the ultimate piece of American suburban kitsch ... artist who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo — the ... flamingo in 1957 for plastics company Union Products Inc., ...