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, ...
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".
Jun 23, 2015 ... The flamingo ornament was one of hundreds of items that Donald Featherstone made for the Union Products 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., ...
Jun 23, 2015 ... Donald Featherstone, creator of the original plastic pink flamingo, sits ... of Cado Co, which in the early 2000s acquired Union Products, the ...
Jun 24, 2015 ... Designed in 1957, the pink plastic lawn flamingo was one of Featherstone's earliest projects at Union Products in Leominster, Massachusetts. ... Ig Nobel Prize for art, in recognition of his "ornamentally evolutionary invention. ... The birds were resurrected in 2007 when a company called HMC International ...
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.
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 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.