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Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews

Creator:
Plastics Pioneers Association  Search this
Names:
Albany Billiard Ball Company (Albany, New York)  Search this
Bakelite Corporation  Search this
Celanese Corporation of America  Search this
Dow Chemical Company  Search this
Formica Corporation.  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 Box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952, 1968
Summary:
Audio recordings of interviews with members of the Plastics Pioneers Association about the plastics industry, its origins, and evolution.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of four 1/4 inch open-reel audiotapes produced in 1968.
Biographical / Historical:
The Plastic Pioneers Association (PPA) was formed in the 1940s to provide individuals involved with plastics invention, innovation, and manufacturing an opportunity to meet with colleagues to share stories about the history of plastics. In 1948 the PPA became a formal organization "of individuals who are persons of accomplishment in the Plastics Industry, and who wish to foster the bonds of friendship and fraternalism among them." At the time, in order to be a member an individual had to have made "a contribution to the growth of the industry and worked at least fifteen years plastics. According to the PPA webiste, membership currently "is capped at 250 active members, and the term of service in the industry required is 25 years or more."

The PPA is dedicated to education as well as documenting and preserving the histories of people who contributed to the plastics industry. The Plastic Pioneers Interviews represents part of this effort

http://www.plasticspioneers.org/Home/tabid/52/Default.aspx
Related Materials:
Materials in the Archives Center

Albany Billiard Ball Company Records (NMAH.AC.0011)

Leo H. Baekeland Papers (NMAH.AC.0005)

Celluloid Corporation Records (NMAH.AC.0009)

Earl S. Tupper Papers (NMAH.AC.0470)

Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials (NMAH.AC.0565)
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Copyright status unknown. No releases exist. Collecion items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning intellectual property rights. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply.
Topic:
Plastics -- 1920-2000  Search this
Laminated plastics  Search this
Celluloid  Search this
Bakelite  Search this
billiards - equipment and supplies  Search this
Styrene  Search this
Plexiglas  Search this
Plastics  Search this
Molding -- Plastics  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Citation:
[Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews, September 18-20, 1968], Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Tape number x.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1235
See more items in:
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1235

[Trade catalogs from Rodgers Hydraulic Inc.]

Company Name:
Rodgers Hydraulic Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
universal hydraulic presses for pulling, pressing and jacking ; stationary shop and industrial presses ; power driven hydraulic pumps ; plastic molding presses ; embossing presses ; hydraulic kelly and pipe straighteners ; air operated pumps for testing and expanding ; hydraulic pinion pullers (diesel locomotives)...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
2 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Railroad; streetcar; subway and tramway equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Air-compressors  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Machine-tools  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Metal-working machinery  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Plumbing equipment industry  Search this
Plumbing fixtures  Search this
Pumping machinery industry  Search this
Railroad equipment industry  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Street-railroads  Search this
Subways  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_13502
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_13502

Armand G. Winfield Papers

Creator:
Winfield, Armand G.  Search this
Names:
Affordable House (Norwich, Conn.)  Search this
California. Dept. of Industrial Relations. Committee on Attitude Response and Evaluation  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
New Mexico. Corrections Dept.  Search this
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Society of Plastics Engineers  Search this
United Nations Industrial Development Organization  Search this
Winfield Fine Art in Jewelry (Firm)  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Correspondence
Stage designs
Sketches
Blueprints
Drawings
Builder's models
Design patents
Place:
Midland (Tex.)
Scott Air Force Base (Ill.)
Date:
1960 - 1980
Scope and Contents:
The eleven boxes contain documentation relating to project files including business correspondence, invoices, sketches, contracts and agreements, research materials, brochures, photographs, slides and models.

This collection, which includes some biographical material and which is specifically related to the design process and to the use of plastics, is interesting because it sufficiently covers the work of this inventor and experimenter. This collection includes Winfield's work in plastics in conjunction with architecture, building and design.
Biographical / Historical:
Armand G. Winfield, pioneering plastics researcher and consultant. Throughout the past fifty-six years Winfield has done extensive research and development in the areas of plastics in architecture and building, art, museum work, industry (applications engineering), and low cost housing for developing countries. In addition, he has worked in the entertainment field on the application of plastics for stage sets and amusement parks. His career is documented in over 300 published articles, chapters and books on plastics and other subjects, almost 90 of which are concerned with plastics in building and architecture.

Armand G. Winfield has been involved professionally in the plastics and business fields since 1939. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College in 1941 and did graduate work at the University of New Mexico, the State University of Iowa and at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He began his career in museum work using synthetic lattices and acrylics for the preservation of specimens. His interest shifted to the plastics materials in the mid-1940s, and he invented the first mass-producible process for embedding specimens in acrylics. As a principal in Winfield Fine Art in Jewelry in New York City, he conducted precursory work for the electronics encapsulation field and pioneered biological, medical and art embedments in the United States.

Professor Winfield has been on the teaching faculties of Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. (Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship: 1939-1941); Harris Teachers' College (1950) and Washington University School of Engineering (1956) in St. Louis, Mo.; Yale University Art School (1960-1961) in New Haven, Conn.; Pratt Institute Industrial Design Department (1964-1970) in Brooklyn, N.Y.; Visiting Critic in Architecture (Plastics), The College of the City of New York (1968-1969), New York, N.Y.; Adjunct Professor of Plastics Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell (1978-1981), Lowell, Mass.; and Research Professor Mechanical Engineering (Plastics), the University of New Mexico (Appointed 1993), Albuquerque, N.M. He has also been an invited lecture at over 40 other colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Armand G. Winfield in 1992. Transferred to the Archives Center in 2012.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Plastics designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Plastics in building  Search this
Plastics industry and trade -- Sources -- History -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Plastics as art material  Search this
Plastics -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Correspondence
Stage designs
Sketches
Blueprints
Drawings
Builder's models
Design patents
Citation:
Armand G. Winfield Papers, 1960-1980, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1271
See more items in:
Armand G. Winfield Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1271

Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials

Creator:
Jeffers, Grace  Search this
Formica Corporation.  Search this
Names:
Faber, Herbert A.  Search this
Loewy, Raymond  Search this
O'Conor, Daniel J.  Search this
Stevens, Brooks  Search this
Extent:
18 Cubic feet (59 boxes, 11 oversize folders )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scripts (documents)
Videotapes
Posters
Samples
Advertisements
Brochures
Blueprints
Photographs
Newsletters
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogs
Correspondence
Date:
1913-2003
Summary:
The Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials consists of textual files, photographs, slides, negatives, drawings, blueprints, posters, advertisements, product brochures, newsletters, and informational pamphlets documenting the history of the Formica Corporation and the use of Formica brand plastic laminate.
Scope and Contents:
The Formica Collection, 1913-2003, consists of textual files, photographs, photo slides, drawings, blueprints, posters, advertisements, product brochures, informational pamphlets, and research notes documenting the history of the Formica Corporation and the use of Formica brand plastic laminate.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into ten series.

Series 1: Corporate Records, 1920-1992, 2003

Subseries 1.1: Annual reports, 1949, 1966, 1988

Subseries 1.2: Correspondence and company identity, 1920-1988

Subseries 1.3: Corporation histories and timelines, 1949-1991, undated

Subseries 1.4: Newspaper clippings and articles, 1934-2003

Subseries 1.5: Awards, 1940s-1987

Subseries 1.6: Patent information, 1925-1994

Subseries 1.7: Photographs, 1927-1966

Series 2: Personnel Records, 1943-1992

Series 3: Newsletters, Magazines, and Press Releases, 1942-1990

Subseries 3.1: Newsletters, 1942-1988

Subseries 3.2: Press releases, 1973-1990

Series 4: Product Information, 1948-1994

Series 5: Advertising and sales materials, 1913-2000

Subseries 5.1: Advertising materials, 1913-2000

Subseries 5.2: Sales materials, 1922-1993

Series 6: Subject Files, circa 1945, 1955-1991, 2002

Series 7: Exhibits, 1981-1994

Series 8: Grace Jeffers Research Materials, 1987-1997

Series 9: Audio Visual Materials, 1982-1995, undated

Series 10: Martin A. Jeffers Materials, 1963-1999

Subseries 10.1: Background Materials, 1965-1999

Subseries 10.2: Employee Benefits, 1963-1998

Subseries 10.3: Product Information, [1959?]-1997

Subseries 10.4: Advertising and Sales Records, 1987-1999
Biographical / Historical:
Since its founding in 1913, the history of the Formica Company has been marked by a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. The history begins with the discovery of Formica by two men who envisioned the plastic laminate as breakthrough insulation for motors. Later, Formica became a ubiquitous surfacing material used by artists and architects of post-modern design. The various applications of the plastic laminate during the twentieth century give it a prominent role in the history of plastics, American consumerism, and American popular culture.

The Formica Company was the brainchild of Herbert A. Faber and Daniel J. O'Conor, who met in 1907 while both were working at Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. O'Conor, head of the process section in the Research Engineering Department, had been experimenting with resins, cloth, paper, and a wide array of solvents in an effort to perfect a process for making rigid laminate sheets from Kraft paper and liquid Bakelite. O'Conor produced the first laminate sheet at Westinghouse by winding and coating paper on a mandrel, slitting the resulting tube, and flattening it on a press. The finished product was a laminated sheet with the chemical and electrical properties of Bakelite that were cut into various shapes and sizes. O'Conor applied for a patent on February 1, 1913, but it was not issued until November 12, 1918 (US Patent 1,284,432). Since the research was done on behalf of Westinghouse, the company was assigned the patent, and O'Conor was given one dollar, the customary amount that Westinghouse paid for the rights to employees' inventions.

Herbert Faber, Technical Sales Manager of insulating materials, was excited about O'Conor's discovery. Faber saw limitless possibilities for the new material. However, he quickly became frustrated by Westinghouse's policy limiting the sale of the laminate to its licensed distributors. After failing to persuade Westinghouse to form a division to manufacture and market the new material, Faber and O'Conor created their own company. On May 2, 1913, the first Formica plant opened in Cincinnati, Ohio. On October 15, 1913, the business incorporated as the Formica Insulation Company with Faber as president and treasurer and O'Conor as vice-president and secretary. The company began producing insulation parts used in place of or "for mica," the costly mineral that had been used in electrical insulation.

Like most new companies, Formica had modest beginnings. Faber and O'Conor faced the challenge of looking for investors who would let them maintain control over the company. Finally, they met J. G. Tomluin, a lawyer and banker from Walton, Kentucky, who invested $7,500 for a one-third share in the Formica Company. Renting a small space in downtown Cincinnati, Faber and O'Conor began work. The company's equipment list consisted of a 35-horsepower boiler, a small gas stove, and a variety of homemade hand screw presses. By September 1913, Tomluin had brought in two more partners, David Wallace and John L. Vest. With the added capital, O'Conor, Faber, and Formica's eighteen employees began producing automobile insulation parts for Bell Electric Motor, Allis Chalmers, and Northwest Electric.

Initially, the Formica Company only made insulation rings and tubes for motors. However, by July 4, 1914, the company obtained its first press and began to produce flat laminate sheets made from Redmenol resin. Business gradually grew, and by 1917 sales totaled $75,000. Fueled by World War I, Formica's business expanded to making radio parts, aircraft pulleys, and timing gears for the burgeoning motor industry. In the years that followed, Formica products were in high demand as laminate plastics replaced older materials in washers, vacuum cleaners, and refrigerators. By 1919, the Formica Company required larger facilities and purchased a factory in Cincinnati.

During this time, patent battles and legal suits emerged to challenge Formica's success. On June 11, 1919, Westinghouse sued Formica for patent infringement on its laminated gears; Formica won. Later that year, Westinghouse brought two new lawsuits against Formica. The first was for a patent infringement on the production of tubes, rods, and molded parts; the second was over an infringement based on a 1913 patent assigned to Westinghouse through O'Conor. Formica prevailed in both suits.

Legal battles did not deter the company. Having to defend itself against a giant corporation gave Formica a reputation as a scrappy contender. Finally, Faber and O'Conor made a quantum leap in 1927, when the company was granted a U.S. patent for a phenolic laminate utilizing lithographed wood grains of light color, forming an opaque barrier sheet which blocks out the dark interior of the laminate. In 1931, the company received two more patents for the preparation of the first all paper based laminate and for the addition of a layer of aluminum foil between the core and the surface, making the laminate cigarette-proof. These patents would allow Formica to move from a company dealing primarily with industrial material to the highly visible arena of consumer goods.

In 1937, Faber had a severe heart attack which limited his activity within the company. O'Conor continued as president, encouraging new product lines, including Realwood, as a laminate with genuine wood veneer mounted on a paper lamination with a heat-reactive binder. With the introduction of Realwood and its derivatives, manufacturers started using Formica laminate for tabletops, desks, and dinette sets. By the early forties, sales of Formica laminate were over 15 million dollars. The final recipe for decorative laminate was perfected in 1938, when melamine resins were introduced. Melamine was clear, extremely hard, and resistant to stains, heat, light, less expensive than phenolic resins. It also made possible laminates of colored papers and patterns.

Due to World War II, Formica postponed the manufacturing of decorative laminate sheets. Instead, the company made a variety of war-time products ranging from airplane propellers to bomb buster tubes.

The post-World War II building boom fueled the decorative laminate market and ushered in what would come to be known as the golden age for Formica. The company, anticipating the demand for laminate, acquired a giant press capable of producing sheets measuring thirty by ninety-six inches for kitchen countertops. Between 1947 and 1950, more than 2 million new homes were designed with Formica brand laminate for kitchens and bathrooms.

Formica's advertising campaigns, initially aimed at industry, were transformed to speak to the new decorative needs of consumer society, in particular the American housewife. Formica hired design consultants, Brooks Stevens, and, later, Raymond Loewy who launched extensive advertising campaigns. Advertising themes of durability, cleanliness, efficiency, and beauty abound in promotional material of this time. Advertisers promised that the plastic laminate, known as "the wipe clean wonder," was resistant to dirt, juices, jams, alcohol stains, and cigarette burns. Atomic patterns and space-age colors, including Moonglo, Skylark, and Sequina, were introduced in homes, schools, offices, hospitals, diners, and restaurants across America.

The post-war period was also marked by expansion, specifically with the establishment of Formica's first international markets. In 1947, Formica signed a licensing agreement with the British firm the De La Rue Company of London for the exclusive manufacture and marketing of decorative laminates outside North America, and in South America and the Pacific Basin. In 1948, Formica changed its name from the Formica Insulation Company to the Formica Company. In 1951, Formica responded to growing consumer demand by opening a million square foot plant in Evendale, Ohio, devoted to the exclusive production of decorative sheet material. In 1956, the Formica Company became the Formica Corporation, a subsidiary of American Cyanamid Company. A year later, the international subsidiaries that Formica formed with De La Rue Company of London were replaced by a joint company called Formica International Limited.

The plastic laminate was not merely confined to tabletops and dinette sets. Formica laminate was used for skis, globes, and murals. Moreover, well-known artists and architects used the decorative laminate for modernist furniture and Art Deco interiors. In 1960, Formica's Research and Development Design Center was established, adjacent to the Evendale plant, to develop uses for existing laminate products. In 1966, the company opened the Sierra Plant near Sacramento, California. Such corporate expansion enabled Formica to market its laminates beyond the traditional role as a countertop surface material.

In 1974, Formica established its Design Advisory Board (DAB), a group of leading designers and architects. DAB introduced new colors and patterns of laminate that gained popularity among artists and interior designers in the 1980s. In 1981, DAB introduced the Color Grid, a systematic organization of Formica laminate arranged by neutrals and chromatics. The Color Grid was described as the first and only logically arranged collection of color in the laminate industry. DAB also developed the Design Concepts Collection of premium solid and patterned laminates to serve the needs of contemporary interior designers.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the corporation continued to produce laminates for interior designers, artists, and architects. In 1982, Formica introduced COLORCORE, the first solid-color laminate. Due to its relatively seamless appearance, COLORCORE was adopted by artists for use in furniture, jewelry, and interior design. The introduction of COLORCORE also marked the emergence of a wide variety of design exhibitions and competitions sponsored by the Formica Corporation. In 1985, Formica Corporation became independent and privately held. Formica continues to be one of the leading laminate producers in the world with factories in the United States, England, France, Spain, Canada, and Taiwan.

For additional information on the history of the Formica Corporation, see:

DiNoto, Andrea. Art Plastic: Designed for Living. New York: Abbeville Press, 1985.

Fenichell, Stephen. Plastic: The Making of a Synthetic Century. New York: Harper/Collins, 1996.

Jeffers Grace. 1998. Machine Made Natural: The Decorative Products of the Formica Corporation, 1947-1962. Master's thesis. Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts.

Lewin, Susan Grant, ed. Formica & Design: From Counter Top to High Art. New York: Rizzoli, 1991.
Related Materials:
Materials at the Archives Center

Leo Baekeland Papers, 1881-1968 (AC0005)

DuPont Nylon Collection, 1939-1977 (AC0007)

J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics, circa 1900-1975 (AC0008)

Earl Tupper Papers, circa 1914-1982 (AC0470)

The Division of Medicine and Science holds artifacts related to this collection. See accession # 1997.0319 and #1997.3133.
Provenance:
This collection was assembled by Grace Jeffers, historian of material culture, primarily from materials given to her by Susan Lewin, Head of Formica's New York design and publicity office when the office closed in 1995. The collection was donated to the Archives Center by Grace Jeffers in September 1996.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Plastics -- 1920-2000  Search this
Plastics as art material -- 1920-2000  Search this
Plastics in interior design -- 1920-2000  Search this
advertising -- plastic industry -- 1920-2000  Search this
Plastic jewelry -- 1920-2000  Search this
Laminated plastics -- 1920-2000  Search this
Exhibitions -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
House furnishings -- 1920-2000 -- United States  Search this
Housewives as consumers -- 1920-2000  Search this
Electronic insulators and insulation -- Plastics -- 1920-2000  Search this
Inventions -- 1920-2000 -- United States  Search this
Women in advertising  Search this
Women in popular culture -- 1920-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scripts (documents)
Videotapes
Posters -- 20th century
Samples -- 1920-2000
Advertisements
Brochures
Blueprints -- 20th century
Photographs -- 20th century
Newsletters -- 20th century
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogs
Catalogs -- 1920-2000
Correspondence -- 20th century
Citation:
Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0565
See more items in:
Grace Jeffers Collection of Formica Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0565
Online Media:

[Electric vibrator and fishing reel, catalog page]

Names:
Bakelite Corporation  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Collection Creator:
DuBois, J. Harry, 1903-1986  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (9.1" x 6.1".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1933
Scope and Contents:
Page 20 from 1933 Bakelite Laminated catalog
Local Numbers:
AC0008-0000007.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
J. Harry Dubois Collection of the History of Plastics, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics / Series 1: Bakelite Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0008-ref553

[Trade catalogs from Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co.]

Company Name:
Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co.  Search this
Related companies:
3M ; 3-M ; Mincom Div. ; Revere Camera Co. ; Wollensak Optical Co. ; Adhesives, Coatings & Sealers Div. 3M ; Scotch Brand Tape ; AVI, Inc. ; McGhan Medical Corp. ; Ion Brand ; 3M Pharmaceuticals ; 3M Company ; Revere-Wollensak Div.  Search this
Notes content:
One piece OVERSIZE ; One binder. "3-M" products ; "Scotch" adhesive tapes ; "Scotch Adhesive Tapes for Aircraft Industry" ; World War II wartime publication ; grinding tools ; "Safety-Walk" non-slip surface ; "Scotch-Tred" floor covering ; "3M" "Scotchprint" crapgics ; "3-M" adhesives ; high-speed cameras and lenses ; industrial finishes ; "Scotch" mounting systems ; "Ferraniacolor" reversal film ; photocopiers ; "Filmsort" microfilm systems ; "Color-in-Color" reproduction system ; photography equipment and supplies ; "Wollensak" cassette tape recorders ; "3-M" particle masks ; "Scotchlite" reflective materials ; "Honite" barrel finishing ; static elimination equipment ; "Scotchlite" heat shrinkable tubing ; "Scotchflex" cable / connector system ; "theolair" ; anhydrous theophylline sustained release tablets ; IV Flow Regulator ; medical tape ; plastic lenses ; laser imager ; fluoridator ; aerosol drug delivery systems ; Patient Counseling ; angina ; "Scotch" sound recording tape...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog, price lists, manual and samples
Black and white images
Color images
Types of samples:
Tape, sanding papers ;
Physical description:
138 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Nuclear materials and technologies  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Photographic equipment and supplies  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Sound recording and playback equipment (including phonographs; microphones; and phonograph records)  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Audio equipment industry  Search this
Cameras  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Nuclear energy  Search this
Nuclear engineering -- Instruments  Search this
Nuclear industry  Search this
Nuclear power plants  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Paint industry and trade  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Phonograph  Search this
Photographic industry  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Sound -- Recording and reproducing  Search this
Sound recording industry  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_31694
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_31694

[Trade catalogs from Max Wocher & Son Co.]

Company Name:
Max Wocher & Son Co.  Search this
Related companies:
Wocher's  Search this
Notes content:
Hospital and surgical instruments and supplies: hospital furniture, hospital beds, hospital room outfits, hospital bassinettes, public health clinic sanitary treatment outfit, sanitary office equipment, hospital food and dish wagons and tray carriages, clinic aseptic cabinets, electrical office outfit, dressing sterilizers and containers for dressings, dressing and instrument tables, treatment tables and cabinets, porcelain enamel circular table, bedside, office and bath-room tables, instrument tables, operating tables, treatment and office chairs, commodes, stretchers, combination sterilizing outfits, sterilizers, therapeutic appliances, scales, hospital sundries, enamel ware, electro therapeutic apparatus, fracture splints, cauteries, catheters, stomach and duodenal tubes, thermometers, rubber gloves and tubing, surgical needles and needle holders, clips, operating knives, general operating instruments, forceps, scissors, and hypodermic and serum syringes. "Dr. Hugh H. Young" and "Young-McKim-Smith" X-Ray urological tables ; urological equipment ; medical equipment ; veterinary equipment ; veterinary dental instruments ; extractors ; floats ; dental halters ; mouth specula ; balling guns ; drenching equipment ; empty horse capsules ; boluses ; probangs ; syringes ; bandages ; eye instruments ; artificial eyes for animals [unique ?] ; hoof care instruments ; branding and cauterizing instruments ; veterinary surgical instruments ; trocars ; castrating and spaying instruments ; obstetric and partruition instruments ; impregnators or inseminators ; veterinary thermometers ; canine instruments ; bovine instruments ; caponizing instruments ; other poultry instruments ; chemicals and drugs ; glassware ; laboratory equipment ; hospital and veterinary surgery furniture ; other equipment ; Mont R. Reid Operating Table ; pharmacological apparatus ... this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
5 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Agricultural tools and machinery  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Dental equipment and supplies  Search this
Drugs; pharmaceuticals and patent medicines  Search this
Farm equipment and supplies (including dairy and poultry equipment)  Search this
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Laboratories and laboratory supplies and equipment  Search this
Medical and surgical instruments and supplies  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Scientific and optical instruments  Search this
Veterinary and pet supplies  Search this
Topic:
"Laboratories -- Furniture, equipment, etc."  Search this
Agricultural implements  Search this
Agricultural machinery  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Dairying  Search this
Dental instruments and apparatus  Search this
Drugs  Search this
Farm equipment  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Interior decoration  Search this
Medical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Optical instruments  Search this
Patent medicines  Search this
Pet supplies  Search this
Pharmacy  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Scientific apparatus and instruments  Search this
Surgical instruments and apparatus industry  Search this
Veterinary instruments and apparatus  Search this
Veterinary medicine  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_28777
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_28777

[Illustration of Celluloid Factory buildings]

Names:
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 5.9" x 7.9".)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0009-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 4: Photographs / Celluloid Corporation Employees & Factory Buildings
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0009-ref544

[Illustration of Celluloid Factory buildings: section of booklet page]

Names:
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 2.7" x 4.3".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935
Scope and Contents:
Illustration on page 6 of Celluloid - Grand Daddy of 'Em All, by George H. Boehmenr.
Local Numbers:
AC0009-0000002.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 1: Publications / Boehmer, George H. (General Sales Manager) Celluloid, Grand Daddy of 'Em All. Newark, New Jersey: Celluloid Corporation (2 copies) History of development of Celluloid and the Celluloid Corporation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0009-ref545

[Illustration of John Wesley Hyatt]

Names:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 5.3" x 4.5".)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0009-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 4: Photographs / John Wesley Hyatt
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0009-ref546

John Wesley Hyatt [photoprint]

Names:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (7.5" x 5.0".)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Arrangement:
Box 9 Folder 3
Local Numbers:
AC0009-0000004.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 4: Photographs / John Wesley Hyatt
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0009-ref547

[John Wesley Hyatt and copy of 1869 patent document]

Names:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hyatt, John Wesley (inventor)  Search this
Celluloid Corporation.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (7.5" x 5.0".)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Arrangement:
Box 9 Folder 3
Local Numbers:
AC0009-0000005.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Celluloid Corporation Records, 1883-1943, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Celluloid Corporation Records
Celluloid Corporation Records / Series 4: Photographs / John Wesley Hyatt
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0009-ref548

[Trade catalogs from LORAL Electronics Corp.]

Variant company name:
Bronx, NY ; Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Search this
Company Name:
LORAL Electronics Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Alpha Wire Corp. [Div]  Search this
Notes content:
Wire and cable (communication cable, transmission wire, hook-up wire, copper wire, bronze wire, coaxial cable, antenna wire, plastic wire, microphone cable, jacketed cable, tubing, power cords), submarine vehicles, underwater motion picture cameras. "Brady" wire markers ; "LORAL Cinemarine" motion picture cameras ; "T-14 Pegasus" submarine plane ; "T-14 Pegasus" swimmer propulsion unit ; "Alphlex" shrinkable tubing ; zipper tubing ; other "Alphlex" tubing ; "Alpha-Tempil" temperature indicators ; "Missiles and rockets: The Missile Space Weekly" on the sea trials of the "T-14" undersea craft ; control and instrument cables ; audio cable ; automotive and marine wire and cable ; test lead wire ; high voltage wire ; antenna-aerial wire ; television wire ; other cable and wire products...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
14 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
New York, New York, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Radios and radio equipment  Search this
Telephone; telegraph and telecommunications equipment and supplies  Search this
Television  Search this
Topic:
Boats and boating  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Marine machinery  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Radio supplies industry  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Ships  Search this
Telecommunication systems  Search this
Telephone  Search this
Telephone supplies industry  Search this
Television -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Television supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27648
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27648

[Trade catalogs from Hercules Incorporated]

Company Name:
Hercules Incorporated  Search this
Related companies:
Polymers Department, Hercules Inc.  Search this
Notes content:
polymer ; polyethylene resin...this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Chemicals and chemical products  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Topic:
Chemicals  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34963
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34963

[Trade catalogs from HB Aircraft Standard Parts Company]

Company Name:
HB Aircraft Standard Parts Company  Search this
Notes content:
July 1984 catalog ; firesleeve ; fittings ; hose ; angle brackets ; AN bolts ; anchor nuts; AN fittings ; Avex rivets ; bellcrank bearings ; bin boxes ; bolts ; instrument screws ; nuts ; control cable ; cable shackle ; cable terminals ; camloc ; bolts ; pins ; eyebolts ; fasteners ; washers ; gaskets ; grommets ; forks ; lockwashers ; palnuts ; pins ; rod ends ; rubber grommets ; safety pins ; safety wire ; terminals ; thimbles ; etc. ... this comprises the uncataloged portion.
Includes:
Trade catalog
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Pontiac, Michigan, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Aviation (aircraft; balloons; etc.)  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Industrial equipment or mechanical machinery (including supplies and components)  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Plastics and rubber  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Airships  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Hardware  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Iron industry and trade  Search this
Machinery  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Rubber industry and trade  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Tools  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_34969
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_34969

Printed from Bakelite Printing Plates on Miehle Cylinder Press [page from catalog]

Topic:
Bakelite
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Collection Creator:
DuBois, J. Harry, 1903-1986  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (11.9" x 7.8".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0008-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
J. Harry Dubois Collection of the History of Plastics, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics / Series 1: Bakelite Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0008-ref547

From 9 to 32 operations eliminated - cost reduced 40 per cent [advertisement]

Topic:
Bakelite
Names:
Bakelite Corporation  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Collection Creator:
DuBois, J. Harry, 1903-1986  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (12.2" x 8.9".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
Advertisement illustrates Bakelite parts for a Reconnaissance Transit and contains reprinted article from April 1926, Factory
Local Numbers:
AC0008-0000002.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
J. Harry Dubois Collection of the History of Plastics, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics / Series 1: Bakelite Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0008-ref548

What Lamson gained hrough changing to a Bakelite Pulley [advertisement]

Topic:
Bakelite
Names:
Bakelite Corporation  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Collection Creator:
DuBois, J. Harry, 1903-1986  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (12.2" x 8.9".)
Container:
Box 1, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926
Scope and Contents:
Advertisement illustrates Bakelite pulley for Lamson Cash Carrier and contains reprinted article from July 1926, Factory
Local Numbers:
AC0008-0000003.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
J. Harry Dubois Collection of the History of Plastics, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics / Series 1: Bakelite Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0008-ref549

What Formica Is! [trade literature]

Names:
Formica Insulation Co.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Collection Creator:
DuBois, J. Harry, 1903-1986  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Ink on paper., 6.0" x 3.3".)
Container:
Box 2, Folder Formica
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1927
Scope and Contents:
Cover of booklet about Formica manufacturing, uses, properties, etc.
Local Numbers:
AC0008-0000004.tif (AC Scan No.)
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
J. Harry Dubois Collection of the History of Plastics, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics / Series 2: Plastics Trade Catalogs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0008-ref550

Blowing Press 1 Mold [photograph]

Names:
Charles Burroughs Co.  Search this
Collection Source:
Physical Sciences, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution).  Search this
Collection Creator:
DuBois, J. Harry, 1903-1986  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 9.7" x 7.6".)
Container:
Box 4, Item Leather Portfolio III
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
AC0008-0000005.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protected by sleeves.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
J. Harry Dubois Collection of the History of Plastics, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics
J. Harry DuBois Collection on the History of Plastics / Series 4: Charles Burroughs Co.
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0008-ref551

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