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[Women polishing billiard balls in Albany Billiard Ball factory]

Creator:
Albany Billiard Ball Company (Albany, New York)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Albany Billiard Ball Company (Albany, New York)  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper, 4.6" x 6.4")
Container:
Box 24, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1930
Local Numbers:
AC0011-0000001.tif (AC Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Photographs must be handled with cotton gloves unless protecte 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:
Billiards -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Billiards  Search this
Plastics industry and trade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Albany Billiard Ball Company Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Albany Billiard Ball Company Records
Albany Billiard Ball Company Records / Series 7: Photographs / Manufacture of billiard balls
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0011-ref674

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

Sandford, Bell & Lahm, 61 Fourth Avenue, New York (opposite Wanamaker's), manufacturers of and dealers in billiard and pool tables, and billiard supplies

Author:
Sandford, Bell & Lahm  Search this
Brunswick-Balke-Collender Company  Search this
Subject:
Sandford, Bell & Lahm  Search this
Physical description:
18 p. : ill. ; 18 x 27 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
188u
188-?]
Topic:
Billiards--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Pool (Game)--Equipment and supplies  Search this
Call number:
GV899 .S26 1880
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_813527

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