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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
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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
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Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1235

Allen Brown

Collection Creator:
Plastics Pioneers Association  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Disk Reference CD 1
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Bakelite Company, vice president in charge of advertising and public relations -applications of plastics, radio industry, 1932 symposium on industrial design
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
[Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews, September 18-20, 1968], Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Tape number x.
See more items in:
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews / Plastic Pioneer Association Interviews - Reel 1, Side 1
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1235-ref29

Charles A. Norris Jr.

Collection Creator:
Plastics Pioneers Association  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Disk Reference CD 2
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Bakelite Company, assistant general sales manager -development of welding molds. V. Victor Sammet (reading comments by B.E. Schlesinger, treasurer of Northern Industrial Chemical Company). -patent controversies over Bakelite, development of Roxite and other plastics.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
[Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews, September 18-20, 1968], Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Tape number x.
See more items in:
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews / Plastic Pioneer Association Interviews - Reel 1, Side 2
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1235-ref545

C.W Vaunt

Collection Creator:
Plastics Pioneers Association  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Disk Reference CD 3-CD 4
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Bakelite Company, a division of Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation, general sales manager -milestones in the compression molding industry
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
[Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews, September 18-20, 1968], Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Tape number x.
See more items in:
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews / Plastic Pioneer Association Interviews - Reel 2, Side 1
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1235-ref547

George Schribner [Scribner?]

Collection Creator:
Plastics Pioneers Association  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Disk Reference CD 3-CD 4
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Bolton Molding Company; Bolton, New Jersey, president -molding Bakelite: development of, demands for, and manufacturing processes
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
[Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews, September 18-20, 1968], Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Tape number x.
See more items in:
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews / Plastic Pioneer Association Interviews - Reel 2, Side 1
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1235-ref548

R.E. Brannum

Collection Creator:
Plastics Pioneers Association  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Disk Reference CD 3-CD 4
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Bakelite Corporation, manager of molded material sales -washing machine agitators, new phenolic molding material applications
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
[Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews, September 18-20, 1968], Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Tape number x.
See more items in:
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews / Plastic Pioneer Association Interviews - Reel 2, Side 1
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1235-ref549

Gordon Brown

Collection Creator:
Plastics Pioneers Association  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Disk Reference CD 3-CD 4
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Bakelite Corporation, vice president and The Society of Plastics Industry (SPI), president -formation of SPI, use of phenolic materials: phonograph discs, records, aircraft maintenance, development of molders' associations
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
[Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews, September 18-20, 1968], Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Tape number x.
See more items in:
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews / Plastic Pioneer Association Interviews - Reel 2, Side 1
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1235-ref550

J.G. Swanson

Collection Creator:
Plastics Pioneers Association  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Disk Reference CD 3-CD 4
Type:
Archival materials
Audio
Scope and Contents:
Independent consultant -Bakelite applications, pencil barrel mold, free-form molding. Unidentified speaker: reading Gordon Brown notes -cellulose-esther plastics and their applications, injection molding applications, non-solvent method of manufacturing, tenite acetate and its applications.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
[Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews, September 18-20, 1968], Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Tape number x.
See more items in:
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews
Plastic Pioneers Association Interviews / Plastic Pioneer Association Interviews - Reel 2, Side 1
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1235-ref554

Two Hebern Electric Code Cipher Machine Rotors

Maker:
Hebern, Edward  Search this
Edward Hebern  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (rim and spokes, circuitry material)
plastic (rings material)
Measurements:
overall: 1.9 cm x 10.2 cm x 10.2 cm; 3/4 in x 4 1/32 in x 4 1/32 in
Object Name:
Cipher Machine
cipher machine
Place made:
United States: California, Oakland
Date made:
ca 1925
Subject:
Mathematics  Search this
Codes and Ciphers  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of T. Scripps Downing
ID Number:
1991.0190.08
Catalog number:
1991.0190.08
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-b4fd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_763315
Online Media:

Bakelite Corporation

Collection Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Container:
Box 63, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1940
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. 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. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
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.
Collection Citation:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the World's Fair / Series 3: New York World's Fair 1939 and 1940 Incorporated Records / 3.7: Production and Distribution Zone
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0560-ref2862

Merostachys sp.

Collector:
Floyd A. McClure  Search this
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Bambusoideae
Published Name:
Merostachys sp.
Barcode:
01859813
Other Numbers:
Case:Drawer : 0702012
See more items in:
Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/357ec8cba-8f7d-45d3-a76b-2bd92207c26c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_13161379

Marcel-curler from a travel hair care kit used by Anna Mae Queen Holmes

Manufactured by:
Reck-Junior, founded 1950  Search this
Owned by:
Anna Mae Queen Holmes, American, 1926 - 2013  Search this
Medium:
steel, Bakelite (TM) and brass
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 10 13/16 × 1 5/8 × 13/16 in. (27.5 × 4.1 × 2.1 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 10 5/16 × 4 7/16 × 13/16 in. (26.2 × 11.3 × 2.1 cm)
Barrel Diameter: 5/8 in.
Type:
curling irons
Place made:
Germany, Europe
Place collected:
Prince George's County, Maryland, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1950s
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hair  Search this
Travel  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Cheryl Dozier Payne in memory of Anna Mae Queen Holmes, Educator & Historian
Object number:
2014.224.4.6
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Personal Effects and Items
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5477238b4-57fa-42bf-a9b0-85a1f8af1bb0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.224.4.6
Online Media:

Model 547 Radio

Manufacturer:
Phonola, Italian, founded 1929  Search this
Designer:
Livio Castiglioni, Italian, 1911–1979  Search this
Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, Italian, 1913–1968  Search this
Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Italian, b. 1913  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM), metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 20 × 25 × 26.5 cm (7 7/8 × 9 13/16 × 10 7/16 in.)
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
radio
Object Name:
radio
Manufactured in:
Milan, Italy
Date:
1940
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Accession Number:
2018-22-79
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f3b60aad-8511-4aee-936e-6ca3a9e4e021
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2018-22-79
Online Media:

Bantam Special Camera

Producer:
Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, USA, founded 1892  Search this
Designer:
Walter Dorwin Teague, American, 1883 - 1960  Search this
Chester W. Crumrine, American, 1889 - 1952  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM), steel, glass
Dimensions:
H x W: 4.8 × 7.9 cm (1 7/8 × 3 1/8 in.)
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
camera
Object Name:
camera
Manufactured in:
Rochester, New York, USA
Date:
designed 1936; manufactured 1936-1940
Credit Line:
Gift from the George R. Kravis II Collection
Accession Number:
2019-29-2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq42065fae3-0383-4d05-8a35-2e9a0ad9b6a9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2019-29-2
Online Media:

Anywhere Lamp

Manufacturer:
Nessen Studios, Inc., American, 1927 - 1975  Search this
Designer:
Greta von Nessen, American, b. Sweden, 1896 - 1974  Search this
Medium:
aluminum, steel, Bakelite (TM), lamp cords
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 38 x 38 x 38 cm (14 15/16 x 14 15/16 x 14 15/16 in.)
Type:
lighting
Decorative Arts
lamp
Object Name:
lamp
Manufactured in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
1951
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Accession Number:
2014-25-3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4d4c2c2fb-25fe-4a89-a4d5-6be787a9eee9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2014-25-3
Online Media:

Baby Brownie Camera and Packaging

Manufacturer:
Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, USA, founded 1892  Search this
Designer:
Walter Dorwin Teague, American, 1883 - 1960  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM), metal, glass; cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 8 x 8.5 x 7.3 cm (3 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 7/8 in.)
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
camera
Object Name:
camera
Manufactured in:
Rochester, New York, USA
Date:
ca. 1934
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Accession Number:
2014-25-4-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq459bbf3ca-204c-4a9b-b9fc-d2ea491d870e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2014-25-4-a_b
Online Media:

M-1, Type B2 Clock

Manufacturer:
Warren Telechron, 1912–1992  Search this
Designer:
Paul T. Frankl, American, b. Austria, 1886–1958  Search this
Medium:
Chromium-plated metal, enamel, Bakelite, silver
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 19.7 × 14.6 × 9.5 cm (7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 3 3/4 in.)
Type:
timepieces & measuring devices
Decorative Arts
clock
Object Name:
clock
Manufactured in:
Ashland, Massachusetts, United States
Date:
ca. 1928
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Accession Number:
2015-41-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48cbb04fd-cd4f-409e-8220-4ea780ba6298
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2015-41-1
Online Media:

Model 114 Desk Lamp

Manufacturer:
Polaroid Corporation, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, founded 1937  Search this
Designer:
Walter Dorwin Teague, American, 1883 - 1960  Search this
Frank J. Del Giudice, American, 1917 - 1993  Search this
Medium:
aluminum, Bakelite (TM), metal, lamp cord
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 33.3 × 25.4 × 23.2 cm (13 1/8 in. × 10 in. × 9 1/8 in.)
Type:
lighting
Decorative Arts
lamp
Object Name:
lamp
Manufactured in:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Accession Number:
2015-5-11
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4786a7d69-3af1-4bb4-952f-76e6461f3d15
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2015-5-11
Online Media:

Table Lamp

Manufacturer:
Pattyn Products Company, American  Search this
Designer:
Walter von Nessen, American, 1889 - 1943  Search this
Medium:
aluminum, brass, Bakelite
Dimensions:
H x diam.: 50.2 × 20.3 cm (19 3/4 in. × 8 in.)
Type:
lighting
Decorative Arts
lamp
Object Name:
lamp
Manufactured in:
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Date:
ca. 1935
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Accession Number:
2016-5-14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq404587fda-c80a-4847-a832-43a6d0ad1d3a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2016-5-14

Model AD-65 Radio

Manufacturer:
E.K. Cole, Ltd., English, founded 1924  Search this
Designer:
Wells Wintemute Coates, Canadian, 1895–1958  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM), steel, textile materials
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 38.7 × 38.1 × 22.9 cm (15 1/4 in. × 15 in. × 9 in.)
Type:
appliances & tools
Decorative Arts
radio
Object Name:
radio
Manufactured in:
Southend, Essex, England
Date:
1932
Credit Line:
Gift of George R. Kravis II
Accession Number:
2018-22-40-a,b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4d9265f4e-6c9a-4cef-a641-c7e45a3a6bfe
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2018-22-40-a_b
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