Hello! I'm trying to find out some history behind the Loma and/or HRM companies that made red plastic impression-style cookie cutters from the 1940's onwards. Based in Texas (Ft. Worth) and Oklahoma City.
They made some Disney character cutters (a set of Cinderella cutters and a set of Alice in Wonderland cutters, both were exact replicas of the Disney characters). However, the Disney characters are in generally hard to find, whereas their other cutters (mundane things like windmills, nursery rhyme characters, etc.) are much easier to find. (Quite common on eBay.)
Does anyone know if Disney sued them (sometime in the 1960's) over unauthorized use of the characters? I feel like I recall this, but I was just a child at the time, so I'm not sure if I'm just imagining it...
I did find one Internet site that is selling the cutters and has some EXTREMELY brief infor about the history of the company / companies, but I'm looking for info that is a little more in-depth. Anybody been around for a while and remember this? (Or can point me in the direction of authoritative information?) Thanks!
You've probably come across these tiny blurbs then, eh?
This website gave some info and a good update that "Cookie Craft" is the new company name:
and here's their new website...
Thanks, Antonia. The Phaedrus link was new to me. I'm still digging around. Don't know why, but I'm kind of obsessed with this today...