Man-made Miracles Synthesis, or re-arranging atoms in a molecule, creates new substances. Transforming coal to synthetic plasma. Synthetic cortisone. Synthetic rubber frees nation of dependence on overseas supply. Making synthetic sapphires and diamonds for industrial processes. Synthetic crystals for sonar equipment. Plastics combine qualities never before found in the same material. Making high fashion clothing using synthetic materials. Filmed at: Mohasco Industries, Inc., Amsterdam, NY; Masland Duraleather Co., Philadelphia, PA; Schering Corp., Bloomfield, NJ; Linde Air Products Co., New York, NY; Bakelite Co., Bound Brook, NJ; General Electric Co., Detroit, MI; and General Tire & Rubber Co., Akron, OH.
Reference video, Box 15
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Industry on Parade Film Collection, 1950-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.