Injection Mold Years

Pez dispenser stems will usually also be embossed with several injection mold codes [IMC]. Some, like those found on the bottom of the dispenser feet, will tell what mold position the specific piece came from. Another, found on the side of the stem, indicates the country of origin. The IMC code 4 is followed by a superscripted second number which identifies a specific facility within that country.

Patent Year

Name of patent:
U.S. Patent 2,620,061   1952 Pocket article dispensing container; First patent for the Pez dispenser
U.S. Patent 3,410,455   1968 Dispensing Device for tablets
U.S. Patent 3,845,882   1974 Spring cage for use in a tablet dispensing receptacle
U.S. Patent 3,942,683   1976 Tablet dispensing receptacle
U.S. Patent 4,966,305   1990 Tablet dispenser
U.S. Patent 5,984,285   1999 Plastic spring



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