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. The housewife, left, brings her peaches and corn, properly prepared and wrapped into the locker plant for freezing and storing. In many cases, the food is prepared for the customer by the locker plant staff.
Automatic weigh tanks arranged in horizontal and vertical tandem are representative of the modern bulk handling equipment installed throughout the May plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company at Camden, South Carolina for manufacturing Orlon acrylic fiber.
Dining, dancing and dating are in the future for this glamorous, whirl skirted dress, made in a luxurious new fabric of Orlon acrylic fiber and wool called Thalspun Doeskin Jersey. Exceptionally soft and appealing to the hand, this fabric has superior loft, drapes beautifully and comes in a wide range of appealing colors. It can be durably pleated and is washable, because of inherent qualities of DuPont's acrylic fiber. Snugly fitted bodice with scoop neck and three quarter sleeves tops an extra full pleated skirt.
The Plastics Department of the DuPont Company produces colored polythene molding powders in plants at Arlington, New Jersey and Parkersburg, West Virginia. Polythene film, lay flat seamless tubing, injection and blow molded containers and closers are supplied by plastics processors. The picture was made at the DuPont exhibit at the National Packaging Exposition.
The electron microscope is one of the research chemist's most valuable aids to discovery. This one at the DuPont Company's Experimental Station is capable of 100,000 diameter magnification. The image is projected, for direct visual examination, on fluorescent screen or, for photographing, on a plate of film.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator), Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954 (former owner)
Eleuthere Irénée du Pont, March, 1952, age 31 years, examining the eprouvette that was used for testing the strength of powder at Eleutherian Mills on the Brandywine. The eprouvette was from the collection of E. Paul du Pont.