DuPont Product Information photographs

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In 1952, the DuPont Company created the Product Information section within the Public Relations department. Its function was to produce new releases with photographs about DuPont and its products for indirect publicity and advertising purposes. Most of the photographs were taken from the 1930s through the 1950s. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety. For a detailed description of the entire collection, click here to view the finding aid.

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Elasticity, tensile strength, and elongation tests on rayon
Samples of rayon yarn being given tests for elasticity tensile strength and elongation at the rayon plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company near Richmond, Virginia, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Explosives Department's Belin Plant near Scranton, Pennsylvania
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Louviers Works in Colorado
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rayon yarn on spools
Rayon yarn on spools awaiting one of the many inspections at a rayon plant of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company, before it leaves the factory., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chicken and Cellophane at 1951 Packaging Show
A trim of parsley green cellophane ribbon is suggested by the Film Department of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company to add to the attractiveness of fresh cut up chicken which has been packaged in the store ready for cooking., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Blasting in New York City
Blast breaks up rock for quick removal. Heavy steel mats confine the flying rock in the thickly populated New York City area. Man at left in the foreground is setting off the charge., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Type of spinneret used in the manufacture of viscose rayon
Type of spinneret used by E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company in the manufacture of viscose rayon. Viscose solution is extruded through tiny orifices forming individual filaments which together make the rayon thread., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Orlon acrylic fiber quality control
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Hanford Engineering Works construction camp
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont employees at the 150th anniversary celebration
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
One of the laboratory buildings at the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Experimental Station
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Experimental Station
In this image, the lower right along historic Brandywine Creek near Wilmington, Delaware the early DuPont powder mills stand in vivid contrast to the company's Experimental Station, one of the largest centers of research in the world, on the plateau above. It is appropriate that these laboratories should be located so near the first plant, for much of the company's growth can be traced to scientific discovery and its technical application., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Parking lot of Textile Research Laboratory
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Skeins of rayon being removed from the dryer
Skeins of rayon being removed from the dryer at the Rayon plant of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company near Richmond, Virginia., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Original plant site before construction of Belle, West Virginia, works
View of original plant site taken from mountain side (just below-const. of present main office) before any construction work was started. Buildings in picture are old Charleston Chemical Company buildings., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Experimental tunnel used in explosives research
Experimental tunnel at DuPont Company's plant at Pompton Lakes, New Jersey is used by Eastern Laboratory technicians to duplicate conditions in underground mines. Tunnel is drilled 100 feet into face of a stone cliff. It enables researchers to measure full scale effect of explosives., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Locating loose rock after coal is blasted
After the coal is blasted, the roof is sounded to locate loose rock or coal which must be removed before the coal can be loaded out safely., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mass pigmentation of textile fibers
Mass pigmentation of textile fibers at DuPont's New Pigments Sales Service Laboratory. Here single end spinning machine is used for making viscose rayon pigmented with a new fade resistant 'Monastral' red. In this technique, color is put into the yarn instead of applied to the surface. Announcement of the new light fast 'Monastral' red pigments, a result of DuPont's fundamental research program was made in connection with a formal opening of the $5 million laboratory May 21., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Edgemoor, Delaware plant of the DuPont Company's Pigments Department
This plant produces titanium dioxide pigment for the paint, paper and other industries., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Using cellophane for food preservation
Cellophane egg shells protect the dried and compressed eggs in the young lady's right hand-the same quality of eggs, one dozen, that she holds in her left. The package is made up of six small squares, each containing the equivalent of two eggs. Such obvious space saving -50% over ordinary dried eggs- makes compression a possibility for Lend-Lease and Army shipments. The process was worked out by the Auto Ordnance Company of Greenwich, Connecticut with the cooperation of the DuPont Company's Cellophane Division on the problem of packaging., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Vending machine front made of Lucite
Made in one operation by the use of dies, this vending machine front of Lucite acrylic resin will be used on deluxe model vending machines for lobbies, office buildings, stations and restaurants., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Rochester, New York Plant
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Groundbreaking for new Camden, South Carolina, plant
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Post war cellophane use
It's in the bag for post war-nylon stockings wrapped in a handy cellophane package. Other items shown here in post war dress are, left to right, towels, hand lotion, cleaning tissue and sheets. The DuPont Cellophane Division designed these packages for machine wrapping and with an eye to the self service store, expected to increase in popularity after the war, (Trade names used on the packages are fictitious.), [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Crude methyl methacrylate polymer ready to go into the dryers
Crude methyl methacrylate polymer, the base for Lucite plastic manufactured by E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company, ready to go into the dryers. The picture was taken at the Company's Belle, West Virginia plant., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Solvent scrubbing tower at the May Plant at Camden, South Carolina
Rising like a giant stack topped vat this solvent scrubbing tower, located on the site of DuPont's Camden, South Carolina plant for the manufacture of Orlon acrylic fiber, recovers certain chemicals used in the Orlon process. Completed in 1952, DuPont manufactures Orlon acrylic fiber in continuous filament, staple and tow forms at the Camden locations., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Terris Brothers gown and robe
Here is a cool summery ensemble in an airy, light-weight batiste that will keep its fresh look and resist rumpling because it contains Dacron polyester fiber. Use of this DuPont Fiber also adds greatly to crease retention, and the clusters of knife edged pleats will stay in through many washings and wearings, according to the manufacturer. The garments are said to need no ironing. In this dainty Terris ensemble, self-piping trims both the scoop necked, ruffled gown and the yoked and collared robe., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wash day at the dyes laboratory
Wash day is a colorful event at the dyestuffs Technical Laboratory of the DuPont Company. Here Miss Dorothy Hampton takes in dyed and printed samples of cloth which have been hung out to test the fastness of colors to alternate laundering and sunlight. The vat dyes will hold up under a great many washings and clothesline dryings., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Radioactive waste tanks at Savannah River plant
Huge concrete encased steel tanks provide containment for radioactive by products at the Savannah River Project. This picture, taken during installation of the tanks, shows forms for the concrete processing. Once installed the tanks are backfilled and covered completely with dirt. The tanks sit on a heavy steel saucer which in turn sits on a 6 inch concrete pad. They are 85 feet in diameter and about 34 feet high. Tank capacities range from 750,000 to 1,300,000 gallons., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New all plastic and nylon filter unit
New all plastic and nylon filter unit used in disposable blood and plasma infusion equipment by Cutter Laboratories. Picture shows unit disassembled. Starting at top, two part of plastic cylinder which houses filter; next, plastic brace which forms core to prevent mesh felt from collapsing; lower, inner and outer nylon mesh screens through which blood is filtered to remove clots before transfusion., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Research chemist at work in DuPont laboratory
Research chemists are engaged in a quest that never ends, they are continually searching for new and better products and for ways of improving old ones. Out of laboratories such as the one pictured here come chemical discoveries that make life easier happier and more interesting for millions., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Packing synthetic Camphor from flaking machine at the Deepwater Point NJ plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company.
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cross section of nylon thread
Photomicrograph, at 660 magnification, showing a typical nylon thread in cross section. The 17 filaments are almost perfectly round and very smooth. This represents a thread used in sheer stockings and fine knit goods., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Orlon acrylic fiber
Continuous filament yarn of Orlon acrylic fiber, greatly magnified, shows the striated surface of the fiber., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Potomac River Works
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Belle, West Virginia, works
Plant of the DuPont Company where synthetic ammonia and methanol are produced., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon yarn plant outside of Seaford, Delaware
Aerial view of the first nylon yarn plant of the DuPont Company just outside Seaford, Delaware looking south toward the Nanticoke River. The building is one-fifth of a mile long. Surrounding country is predominately agricultural., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lycra production
Lycra spandex fiber, wrapped in cellophane for shipping, is checked by inspectors at DuPont plant in Waynesboro, Virginia where the product is manufactured. This picture was taken as yarn buggies wait to be wheeled to the shipping area where the product will be speeded to DuPont customers. Large scale commercial production of Lycra began in 1962. Many years of research and an expenditure of more than $10 million were required to bring the product from the test tube to the point where a decision was made to commercialize the process. This new elastic fiber has a remarkable range of properties that make it ideal for use in bathing suits, foundation garments and support hose., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Christian Dior-New York Dacron suit
This natural silhouette is a feature of this beautifully molded suit, shown by Christian Dior-New York in a fine, herring-bone suiting fabric of wool and Dacron polyester fiber. The luxurious, tweedy-looking fabric is soft and exceptionally light in weight. Pencil slim skirt with back pleats is topped by a supple, fitted jacket with intriguing hip pockets and a dropped should line. Traditional notched lapels are accented by a velvet over collar., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Quality check of Orlon fiber
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Inspection of coated film as it emerges from the drying chamber of the coating machine
The operator is inspecting the film as it emerges from the drying chamber of the coating machine to catch any defect Film is inspected in both transmitted and reflected light. The coated film is wound up on a mandrel which is in the cabinet in front of the operator. From this point it will be sent to the slitting machine where it will be cut into the widths needed by the ultimate user. Following slitting, it will be chipped into the proper length pieces or rolls., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Control panel at Tecumseh, Kansas plant
A control panel in the viscose manufacturing operation at the DuPont Company's Tecumseh, Kansas cellophane plant. Precise control at every stage of the process is essential to uniformity and high quality of the finished product. In the manufacture of cellophane, wood pulp is converted into viscose, a syrupy liquid which in turn is converted in the casting into tough, transparent film., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Buhr Stone process
Buhr Stone process used to 'smooth' out the finishes base in the manufacture of paint at the Philadelphia Plant of the DuPont Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Post-War Nylon in neckwear
Nylon will provide for future feminine neckwear, as it has for stockings, a new combination of flattery and practicality. These box pleated organdy frills need no ironing after laundering, which insures retention of a new look. Elaborate neckwear like this, once ironed even by an expert, never again has the perfection of fresh pleats. This retention of shape is due to nylons quality of assuming a permanent set which is not destroyed by ordinary washing, since it is imparted at a temperature higher than that used for laundering. Quick drying and exceptionally long wear are other advantages in sheer collars and gilets that will be welcomed when nylon returns to feminine fashions. Pleated skirts, likewise, that may be laundered even in a machine without the necessity for re-pleating are also in store., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Chambers Works facilities under construction at Deepwater Point, New Jersey
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Process of microfilming
The operator seated at the table is busy microfilming records and drawings under strong lights., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Demonstration of DuPont products
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Belle, West Virginia, works
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Victoria Plant
At this plant near Victoria, Texas, the DuPont produces nylon intermediates, polyethylene and ammonia in open type buildings. The plant was built in 1951 and has expended several times. Its initial product was adiponitrile, a nylon intermediates. The second manufacturing unit, to produce Alathon polyethylene resin, went on stream in 1961. Next came an ammonia manufacturing unit complete in 1963. In 1965, DuPont started building a new plant for the manufacture of adipic acid. In the 15 years since DuPont had been in the Victoria area, employment at the plant as risen to well over 600., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Running off cellophane cellulose film
Rolls of cellophane cellulose film are run off onto large drums, which a re built circular like the rolls. The cellophane is then cut to specific lengths, on order, at the plants of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cleaning up after a blast with bulldozers
After the blast, bulldozers clean up the scattered loose rock. Big electric shovels will complete the job., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Ripple Rock explosion on Maud Island in Canada
Water tight cans of explosives being pushed into the cage at the collar of a 570 foot vertical mine shaft on Maud Island, about 120 miles northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia. The explosive was used to blow the top off Ripple Rock, a two headed underwater mountain in Seymour Narrows, a part of the inland waterway to Alaska. The blast was a complete success, providing a safe channel 50 feet deep at low tide. The three year, $3 million project o remove the peril was carried out by the Canadian Government and the more than 1,400 tons of blasting agents were supplied by the DuPont Company of Canada (1956) Limited. Two previous efforts to remove the twin peaks ended in failure., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Potomac River Works
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Removing crude phthalic anhydride from condensing bin at the Deepwater Point, New Jersey, camphor plant
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Repauno Plant at Gibbstown, New Jersey
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Gas compressor at Belle, West Virginia, works
This machine compresses gas to 400 pounds pressure prior to removal of carbon dioxide and other impurities in the manufacture of synthetic ammonia at the Belle WV plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Exhibit at the 1951 National Packaging Exposition
Bundling of small packages for shipping economies through reduced weight is provided in this DuPont cellophane wrapped assembly of six boxes. Cellophanes visibility also eliminates the need for printing identification labels., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
New form of nylon being tested
Nylon plastics stripping for furniture, now being produced by DuPont in experimental quantities is strong, durable, easy to clean and is expected to be available in a variety of colors. Here laboratory technician Ruth Eck orients a 2 inch wide strip by stretching it on a laboratory testing machine. When produced commercially, the stripping will be stretched 3.8 times its original length. This lines up the molecules in an orderly arrangement and provides maximum tensile strength., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Main floor at the Plastics Department's Technical Service Laboratory
A general view of the main floor at the Plastics Department's Technical Service Laboratory. Behind the derrick truck used for transporting rolls of film is a variety of injection molding machines used in processing Zytel nylon resin, Alathon polyethylene resin and Lucite acrylic resin. The DuPont laboratory is located at Chestnut Run near Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Making medical x-ray film
An operator adjusts the flow of molten liquid polymer as it is extruded through a lost into a rotating casting wheel. On its way through, the film base is stretched longitudinally and laterally to about 10 times its original size, inspected and wound on large mill rolls. The rolls are then stored to await emulation coating and finishing, The operator in the foreground is making precise adjustments of the controls, provided at every stage of the process to insure high quality of the finished product., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Production of cellophane
Rolls of wood pulp are placed in position as first step in making cellophane at the DuPont Company's Tecumseh, Kansas cellophane plant, which is now in commercial production. Wood pulp is treated with chemicals in a complex and carefully controlled process to form viscose, a syrupy liquid which is then converted in the casting process into a tough, transparent film., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Maytag washer finished in DuPont Dulux enamel
Installation at the Atlantic City DuPont Exhibition, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Polyester film conveyor belt at Goldenberg Candy Company
Paper thin new conveyor belting made of Mylar polyester film provides glossy finish for chocolates at the Goldenberg Candy Company in Philadelphia PA. Shown is end of 128 foot belt which carried candies through cooling tunnel., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Working in the Textile Research Laboratory
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Brevard plant
The nation's first full scale plant for the manufacture of hyper pure silicon constructed by the DuPont Company at Brevard, North Carolina. Silicon, developed by the DuPont for use in radar during Worked War II, is a vital raw material in the electronics industry. Located at the western tip of North Carolina, the 10,500 acre plant offers protection against air borne contamination from industry or agriculture. Since impurities in silicon are measured in parts per billion, extremely pure air is essential in its manufacture., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont employees at the 150th anniversary celebration
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Filtration presses at DuPont rayon plant
Solution used in the manufacture of acetate at the Waynesboro, Virginia plant of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company is pumped through a series of filtration presses before it is spun into filaments., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Chambers Works facilities at Deepwater Point, New Jersey
Image used in DuPont 'Better Living' employee magazine, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Insulated copper wires as a safety measure
As a safety measure, insulated copper wire is used to secure nuts on machinery used in making explosives at DuPont plants., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Camphor plant at Deepwater Point, New Jersey
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Main reading room of Lavoisier Library
Main reading room of the Lavoisier Library. The library contains 55,000 volumes and is staffed and equipped to render the research men a great variety of services in the field of scientific literature. Painting at left is of Lavoisier, the great French chemist and Madame Lavoisier. One at right is of Lavoisier and E.I. du Pont de Nemours, founder of DuPont Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Toxicity testing on white rat
The DuPont Company's Haskell Laboratory for Toxicology and Industrial Medicine near Newark, Delaware gathers information which will allow interpretation of data derived from toxicological studies on animals into terms of human health. To study the effect of stimulants and sedatives on animals, a tiny flashlight was tied to the back of a white rat., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Formic acid (methanoic acid) production
Filling a carboy with formic acid at the Grasselli plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company in Philadelphia, PA., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Battery of coke ovens at Belle, West Virginia, works
Battery of coke ovens used at the Belle WV plant of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon tow rope
Nylon's pliability and ease of handling are demonstrated in this picture of more than a quarter mile of eight inch nylon hawser, the first to be put into commercial use, was delivered to ocean going tug Margot Moran, a 1,200 horse-power unit of Moran Towing and Transportation Company fleet. The hawser is the largest ever manufactured by Plymouth Cordage Company, Plymouth, Massachusetts and has breaking point strength of more than 105,000 pounds, comparing favorably with larger manila hawsers. It weighs over a ton, and contains enough nylon to make over 74,000 pairs of stockings., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Wheel for forming acetate photographic film
One of the huge wheels on which base for DuPont cellulose acetate photographic film is formed at Parlin, New Jersey plant. The wheel shown here is in the shop for replating. In the casting house, liquid dope is flowed on the surface of the wheel. The heated wheel revolves slowly in a counter-current of warm air. Before the wheel has made a complete turn the dope has dried into a solid sheet which is pulled away from the surface of the wheel., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Inspecting spinnerets
Spinnerets are inspected under a microscope to determine surface scratches and to check the minute holes through which viscose solution is forced to form filaments of rayon yarn at plants of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company. Precision checking for quality and uniformity is standard procedure at DuPont rayon plants., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Uses of Polythene display of injection-molded bottles
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Advertisement in Lucite
Colorful two foot signs of patterned, DuPont Lucite acrylic resin advertise house specialty drinks in the bar of the Traymore Hotel in Atlantic City., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Contact room in DuPont's graphic arts laboratory at Parlin, New Jersey
A section of one of the contact rooms in DuPont's graphic arts laboratory at Parlin, New Jersey where customers' shop conditions are recreated to work out problems and develop improved operating procedures. Processing chemicals at controlled temperatures are piped to individual rooms from a central storage area. Each contact room is equipped with a vacuum frame and four different types of contact printing lights: white, yellow, K-M and Colight., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Unloading white 'Duco'
White 'Duco' a lacquer for use in mixing a desired shade, is unloaded from the tinting solution header. More than 16,000 distinct shades of the lacquer are available to car manufacturers and garages which refinish old cars., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Using cellophane for food preservation
Wrapping Victory Garden produce in cellophane and freezing it at locker plants will provide fresh, flavorsome food to approximately a million American families this year. There are 4,600 locker plants, mainly in rural and suburban areas. Here Mrs. Hazel McDowell, wife of a locker plant operator at Avondale, Pennsylvania wraps moisture proof cellophane around sweet corn ears, after proper blanching in steam or boiled water. Baby Judith gives advice from the sidelines., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Shipping cones of viscose process rayon yarn
A standard shipping package for yarn is the cone. Millions of yards of viscose process rayon yarn are coned daily at the plants of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Fort Hill Works near Cincinnati, Ohio
The DuPont Company's Fort Hill Works near Cincinnati, Ohio represents the latest technological advances in sulfuric acid production. The Leonard-Monsanto unit pictured her produces five different grades of acid for the steel, soap, chemical, automotive and other industries., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pipelines and adiponitrile process units at Niagara Falls Plant
Pipelines and towering adiponitrile process units at Niagara Falls Plant dramatize the $25,000,000 which has been invested over the past two decades in new processes, new buildings and plant alterations. Adiponitrile is a nylon intermediate made from agriculture by products at the Electrochemicals Department plant of the DuPont Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Memphis, Tennessee, plant night view
Night view of DuPont's Memphis TN plant. Plant produces sodium cyanide, hydrogen cyanide, potassium cyanide and hydrogen peroxide, essential in the manufacture of a variety of products. It also makes acrylonitrile, a raw material for Orlon acrylic fiber and Oxone monopersulfate, a new oxygen type bleaching agent. Shown in photograph from left to right are the power plant, hydrogen generating unit, hydrogen cyanide manufacturing building and pipe bridge leading to storage tanks. Waste gases generated in manufacturing operations are burned in the flame seen above stack. The plant provides jobs for more than 500 people., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Drying rayon yarn at DuPont rayon plant
Racks of rayon yarn in cakes pass into huge ovens to dry in temperatures considerably above 100 degrees F., following washing and de-sulfuring plant of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Flower made of Plastacele
An orchid made of Plastacele cellulose acetate plastic is shown here. The flower is tinted to match nature's delicate colors and looks fresh and attractive after repeated wearings. Plastacele, a DuPont product, is sold to manufactures of finished plastic articles, such as the orchid., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
The role of cotton in the manufacture of viscose process rayon
Cotton plays a major role in the manufacture of viscose process rayon at plants of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company. Cotton linters provide a big source of cellulose and thousands of yards of cotton sheeting, batting and canton flannel go into filtering material every day. The filter setting machine above is loaded with alternate layers of batting, canton flannel and sheeting that are rolled out on long tables and then cut to proper size for use on filter presses., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Mountain water unit at Belle, West Virginia, works
Water flows 40,000 gallons a minute in this Mountain Unit to supply the raw water needs and to operate the closed tube scrubbing process for purifying gases in the making of ammonia by high pressure synthesis at the DuPont Company's Belle, WV Works. Water loaded with impurities picked up from the gases in the scrubbing process is pumped to the hilltop, a rise of 700 feet, is there aerated and then descends by gravity, circulating through a system of 36 inch mains, 2000 feet long. Coal is the main raw materials used at Belle. Air and water are two others. Ammonia and the alcohols are in turn the raw materials for a wide variety of products made at belle and by other industrial producers. These include nylon intermediates from which nylon for textiles and plastics are produced; urea, for fertilizers, cattle feeds, medicinals, adhesives and plastics; nitric acid ; formaldehyde; ethylene glycol; methyl methacrylates for Lucite acrylic resin plastics; Mycoban mold inhibitor; and many others., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Beauty of acetate' rayon products
Beauty of acetate is emphasized by its luxurious feel and graceful draping quality. Made in wide variety of fabrics, the acetate textiles in this photograph include tricots, taffeta, facone and satin., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Cutting machine and pneumatic equipment for handling cut staple for rayon
Cutting machine and pneumatic equipment for handling cut staple in the manufacture of Acele acetate rayon staple at the Waynesboro, Virginia plant of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Aging cans for treated pulp in rayon manufacture
Aging cans where treated pulp used in the manufacture of viscose process rayon is held for a definite period after it is shredded, an early step in the process at plants of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont employee holding bag of dry neoprene
This is dry neoprene, the form in which part of the product made at DuPont's Louisville works is shipped, Neoprene first sold for $1 a pound; now, as a result of continual research and process improvements, price is down to 39 cents., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Production of cellophane
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Checking dye shades
A skilled dye maker at DuPont's Organic Chemicals Department's Chambers Works at Deepwater Point, New Jersey is shown with a lab technician checking dye shades., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Pigments Department research metallurgist
A Pigments Department research metallurgist at DuPont's Experimental Station is manipulating a water cooled electrode which extends into a vacuum melting chamber. An electric arc between the electrode and the metal charge fuses the contents within the chamber and thus homogenizes the metal and any alloying ingredients incorporated in them., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Spinnerets at DuPont rayon plant
Spinnerets, after turning out filaments or yarn for specified periods, are taken to a laboratory for cleaning and checking, a standard procedure to guard the quality and uniformity of rayon yarn made at the plants of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company. After a preliminary washing, trays of spinnerets are given the first of two water pressure baths in a centrifugal washer at the outset of the checking operation., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
A reactor area in operation at Hanford Engineering Works
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Still from motion picture 'Soldiers of the Soil'
We made this farm when there was nothing but a lot of stones and stumps. I'm not so old I can't keep it alive., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Chemists study slide before a background of photomicrographs
DuPont chemists, engaged in fundamental research at the company's Experimental Station, study a slide before a background of photomicrographs., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Laboratory building at the Repauno dynamite plant in Gibbstown, New Jersey
This building , used as a laboratory at the Repauno dynamite plant, Gibbstown, New Jersey was forerunner of DuPont Company's first formal research unit, the Eastern Laboratory, established in 1902 at Gibbstown. Lammot du Pont, father of the three brothers, Pierre, Lammot and Irénée, former company presidents, established the Repauno Works in 1880. This picture was taken in 1897., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Explosives department plant at Carl Junction, Missouri
N.G. Wheel Walk, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Nylon baby clothes
This cute baby is well dressed for any occasion in candy striped rumba sun suit of crisp nylon plisse that washes easily, dries quickly and needs no ironing. The fabric keeps its fresh, bright look for a long time because it is made of DuPont nylon. It is also strong, long wearing and tear resistant. Dainty nylon lace trims the perky ruffles., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Exhibit at the 1951 National Packaging Exposition
DuPont's fractional package of four inner packs of sugar wafers for added freshness with visibility. The package features printed cellophane and full automatic wrapping with merchandising copy. Four inner packages each have opening tapes as does the outer wrap., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Uses of Butacite polyvinyl butyral resin
Butacite' polyvinyl butyral resin is used as inner layer of safety glass. Sheeting manufactured from this resin is of excellent clarity and color and is particularly resistant to the deteriorating influences of prolonged exposure to heat, light and moisture so that the safety glass pane retains indefinitely its initially good appearance. Tests made by accepted methods have demonstrated the valuable ability of this improved safety glass to yield under a destructive impact, so as to lessen the severity of the blow to a passenger thrown against it in an accident. The plastic interlayer in the broken pane holds together and stretches under the blow and at the same time holds the broken pieces of glass together. Butacite resin is compounded with other ingredients to form a dough, which is extruded through a slit to form continuous sheeting, which is then freed of solvent and wound up for shipment. This photograph, made at the Arlington, New Jersey plant of the DuPont Company shows the continuous sheeting passing through an air cooling process. 'Butacite' is also made at DuPont's Washington Works, near Parkersburg, West Virginia., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Lucite bowls
These plastic bowls for fruits, flowers and salads are molded from DuPont's new plastic material, patterned Lucite acrylic resin sheets. Surface patterns of varied designs are formed into the light, shatter resistant sheets. Equipment for manufacturing these sheets is now being installed and sheets will be available later in the year,, [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Herringbone-patterned Orlon and wool fashion suit
A fine, herringbone-patterned fabric of Orlon acrylic fiber and wool is used for this well tailored but feminine suit, styled for junior figures. Use of Orlor means the fabric will tend to keep its sharp pleats and will show good recovery from wrinkles. The DuPont fiber also contributes to the pleasing hand. Perky, bow ties and push up sleeves add interest to this ensemble, which includes a blouse made in silk surah, the fabric also used to line the jacket., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
DuPont Chambers Works facilities at Deepwater Point, New Jersey
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Early view of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Experimental Station
Early buildings of the Experimental Station, which borders historic Brandywine Creek, near the site of the original powder mills built by the founder of the company more than 150 years ago. Research conducted at the Station has led to the development of numerous new and improved products, including nylon and neoprene, which have contributed to comfort and national security. This picture shows the first DuPont Country Club, left background, which is now a cafeteria for Experimental Station employees. A $30,000,000 addition, completed in 1951, occupies area in upper right of picture, formerly golf course., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Energy output at the Haskell Laboratory for Toxicology and Industrial Medicine
As she goes through the motions of a tennis serve, this girl's peak effort nearly equals energy output of a man lifting 50 pound bag. Photograph taken with stroboscopic camera., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Super-Cordura rayon races from a battery of creels into a beaming machine
Like the paths of tracer bullets, Super-Cordura high tenacity rayon yarn for tire cord races in a picturesque pattern from a battery of creels into a beaming machine. High tenacity rayon which was first developed by E.I du Pont Nemours & Company is manufactured at Richmond, Virginia., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Checking cord tension in Textile Research Laboratory at Chestnut Run
Cord tension is meticulously checked prior to application of adhesive which further increases tenacity in $96,000 hot stretching unit. Operation is one of many controls of tension in processing tire cord. Equipment is part of facilities for study of processing methods and development of new industrial end products of man-made fibers at DuPont's $2,000,000 Textile Research Laboratory at Chestnut Run, near Wilmington, Delaware., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Orlon in household fabrics
These luxurious ruffled curtains will keep their fresh beauty for years even if hung in the sunniest windows, because they are made of Orlon acrylic fiber. Curtains of the DuPont fiber also resist deterioration from other destructive elements such as radiator heat and acid city soot, which tend to quickly weaken many ordinary curtains. Use of Orlon means that the curtains can be washed over and over again without starching or stretching. They dry quickly and if drip dried will require only a minimum of pressing to retain their crisp good looks. Curtains of Orlon are now widely available in a variety of styles to fit into almost any decorative scheme., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
Production of Cronar films
Dimensionally stable Cronar polyester graphic arts films were developed in the DuPont Photo Products Department research laboratory in Parlin, New Jersey. Cronar films are used for a multitude of application in the graphic arts industry. Cronaflex engineering production and drafting films, X-Ray films and motion picture films are also coated on Cronar film base., [Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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