The "Melalite" trademark was started around the
in Violet St, Eagle Farm, Brisbane.
In the year 2000 we acquired the business with
original dies and machinery.
Products such as our "NORPLAS"101 Fuseholders
are still supplying street lights
and houses in Qld and the South Pacific, including New Guinea.
Bakelite shades have been a line since the 1930's.
Light shade galleries have been made in bakelite for decades
and Murray, who operates "Bakelite Industries" has been
experimenting and using traditional methods,
to come up with the colour range we have today.
Mervin, an employee of the original firm for many years
taught Murray and was our trouble shooter, helping us nut out
some awkward problems on our old but well engineered machinery.
Advice on methods and techniques of making bakelite have
been gratefully accepted from this generous man.
some of the products are :-
galleries, lampholders, bakelite
lampholders & ceiling roses,
ornate & plain coolie lightshades, cord
decotative bowls, sylvan acid
proof farm pumps,
fluorescent light bullet
ends, reel insulators,
deco switchplates & power points, cord pull knobs,
threaded ball knobs including"welding knobs",
other handles & knobs,
balls for the game "BOBS", Aladdin lamp caps, ashtrays,
- - etc etc.