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"The Deep freeze Suit" DuPont commercial
Cavalcade of America Commercials Reel No.1
Film explains that warm winter clothing has been needed since World War II. Thermal wear, nicknamed 'The Deep Freeze Suit' was created by two civilians for the Armed Forces using DuPont materials. Spokesman shows a test of a man having taken a cold shower and then standing in a refrigerator in the wet clothes. He goes on to show civilian adaptations, regular winter wear for families sold in stores.
Cavalcade of America television commercials on film (Accession 2005.254)
Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
QuickTime (.mov), 12381kbps, 48kHz, 23.97fps
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Cavalcade of America television commercials on film (Accession 2005.254), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Segment from original FC01.
Television commercialsChemical industryCold weather clothingRubber, ArtificialTextile fibers, SyntheticInsulation (Heat)
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1 reel (700 ft.) : sd., b&w ; 16mm. (00:02:59:00).