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Location February 1950:

Sommers Plastic Products Co.
300 Fourth Ave.
New York 10

Full page ad "Handbags and Fashion Accessories," February 1950, page 95.

Sommers has Materials that make your items SELL!!
Our Line is more Beautiful than ever and priced right, too
Pictured above are only a few of the items that can be created from the extensive Sommers line
1. MADAGASCAR STRAW and LEATHOFLEX
2. WESTERN DESIGN on LEATHOFLEX
3. SADDLE LEATHOFLEX Bags by Trophy TrophyHandbagsInc
A. Sevang. Kit of ALLIGATOR PLASTIC
5. Belt of ALLIGATOR HYDOFLEX by All-Kite
t. Belt of PLASTIC PATENT lined with PLASTIFLEX by Town Belt
7. Billfold of ALLIGATOR PLASTIFLEX
8. Carryall of ALLIGATOR HYDOFLEX by A. J. Stelier
9. Flapjack of ALLIGATOR HYDOFLEX by Flit
10. Carryall of ALLIGATOR/GOLD-HYDOFLEX by Perlmutier & Weiner

Swatches include Western design, Straw, Reptile Grains, Smooth Grains, etc.
PLASTIFLEX a plastic resin coated leather content fibre base material finished just like leather, which looks, feels and wears like genuine leather.
HYDOFLEX imitation leather in all grains and weights suitable for linings, billfolds and lover-priced leather novelties.
LEATHOFLEX genuine leather combined to plastic, plastiflex or hydroflex in a variety of grains, weights and colors suitable for bags, belts, leather novelties, etc.
STRAW fine imported hand-woven Madagascar for bags, belts and accessories.
PLASTICS .020 Gauge Vinyl—Patent, Calf, Alligator and other grains. We carry a full line of linings, filler and plumper materials.

The above available in all leather grains, colors, weights and qualities. Special emphasis placed on developing new materials with manufacturers for their specific needs and purposes.
Write or call for samples and additional details

CONVERTERS OF PLASTICS. PLASTIC COATED MATERIALS AND IMITATION LEATHER

Letter from JRJuliusResnick to SommersPlasticProducts from December, 1953, illustrated on page 7 of the January 1954 issue of Handbags & Accessories.

SommersPlasticProducts was the New York distributor for sheet vinyl materials made by General Tire & Rubber GeneralTireRubber.

Markay Handbags used products made by Sommers Fabrics Corporation this case a black patent vinyl. The Sommers location is the same as 1954, but the company appears to have changed its name SommersPlasticProducts, (January 1955 Handbags & Accessories, page 11)

Alkor Star brand black patent vinyl was widely use for bags in the 1950s and Sommers supplied the material for many famous bag makers. This is their full page advertisement for this vinyl fabric in the October 1955 issue of "Handbags & Accessories," page 5.

Inside back cover of the August 1956 "Handbags & Accessories" touted the virtues of Sommers's Resproid vinyl for Fall handbags.

Irresitable in syling
Reproid Handbag Material
Resproid Plastic Handbag Materials are a popular favorite of manufacturers and retailers alike. Smooth, sleek French Calf Grain Finish, for example .. . gives the look of quality and high fashion found in much more expensive bags. It is in perfect keeping with new style trends . . . and modestly priced. And its long-wearing durability keeps customers sold on your line.
There is a complete array of smart colors, finishes, and new effects for the big Fall and Winter season ahead. Write for samples.

THE GENERAL TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY Respro Division, 530 Wellington Avenue, Cranston 10, R. I.


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