Dura-Print by Homer Laughlin
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Dura-Print is a line that makes use of a special decoration technique from the 1950s. Colors were applied to a pieces of flatware from a bladder that would expand with air. The decoration was "stamped" onto the flatware and given a clear glaze. Rhythm flatware was best suited for this technique. Hollowware was primarily solid color Charm House.

Treatments consist of either one color or a combination of two. The plaid treatments are plentiful followed by the brown rooster design. One problem in collecting Dura-Print is the flatware often gets separated from the hollowware. It is not uncommon to find stacks of plates and saucers, but without the corresponding cups, sugar and creamer.

Colors used for the Charm House hollowware include: turquoise, chartreuse, brown, forest green, Harlequin yellow, cobalt, pink, burgundy, and black. The most often found examples of hollowware are cups, sugars, and creamers followed by shakers and Rhythm sauce boats. Teapots and casseroles in colors other than yellow and forest green are hard to find.

Promotional material for three Dura-Print lines.

Burgundy Charm House sugar with
a Rhythm creamer in nonstandard rose.

Black plaid treatment. The plaids
were usually made in two color combos.

Charm House creamer in yellow and Rhythm sauceboats in turquoise and brown.
The Rhythm sauceboats were used with Charm House for the Dura-Print lines.

A late 1950s Dura-Print
line using Studio hollowware.

Montgomery Wards ad for three Dura-Print lines.
Calypso is shown with a Rhythm shape teacup.

"Wheat Americana" RU-21

"Something Blue"

"Homemaker" pattern for Woolworth

Forest Green Charm House casserole

Confetti, RU-25-B



Star-Brite, RU-42

Cinderella, RU-46

Highland Plaid platter

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