Bandalasta & Charlesworth

Bandalasta is the trade name for a range of decorative moulded articles first produce by Brookes & Adams in the 1920's "the ideal picnic and dainty table ware".

A range of articles for camping, caravaning, yachting along with tableware for the home. These mouldings were known for their light bright colours & marbled effects, a first for plastic, which until the invention by BIP of their Beetle urea formaldehyde in 1924 had been restricted the dark colours of Bakelite.

 238-salt and pepper  790 sandwich box 165 drinking horn 165 nest of horns


Charlesworths have teamed up with Brookes & Adams Ltd and BIP to make use of the original moulds & materials to bring back a range of decorative moulded articles in Beetle urea & melamine along with bakelite phenolics. 

 558 box green 558 box yellow 558 box brown 558 box cream 098 Caddy blue/black 098 Caddy bandarouge 098 Caddy orange/black 098 Caddy NR12B 098 Caddy NB15 098 Caddy NG6 098 Caddy NGB 098 Caddy NY8G 098 Caddy 098 Caddy 098 Caddy 



A lot more on the history of Bandalasta can be found at