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.
Bales of raw cotton linters composed of short, raw cotton fibers left on the boll after the larger fibers have been removed. These constitute the principal raw materials used in the manufacture of finishes by DuPont.
An automatic weighing machine at left drops frozen airplane rivets, previously cooled to about 45 below zero Fahrenheit, into cellophane bags, which are then heat sealed by machine at right. They will now go to holding refrigerators, until called for on the assembly line.
The DuPont Film Department's sales development and technical service laboratory in Chestnut Run is one of the most modern and complete of its kind. Built at a cost of $1 million, this laboratory provides technical assistance to customers and explores new packaging and industrial markets for films.
A square meal in 1943 style. The young lady is about to remove the cellophane wrapper from a double portion of mashed potatoes. In their present form they are dehydrated and compressed. Soaking for a few seconds in water makes them swell to many times this size. On the dinner plate are squares of compressed beef (the dark one), onions and carrots, each square containing serving for two people. In the cup is a square of compressed coffee (enough for three cups). In the soup plate is a double serving of cream of cabbage soup. In the other two plates, left to right, are chocolate pudding and eggs-sealed by heat, protects each item from dampness, germs, dust and other contamination. Saving of cargo space, ranging from 30 to 80 percent as compared to ordinary dehydration, depending on the food, has caused compression to be considered for Lend-Lease and Army food shipments. The process was developed by the Auto Ordnance Company of Greenwich, Connecticut and the packaging was worked out by the DuPont Company's Cellophane Division.
The above photographs are fiber diagrams comparing the fiber distribution and length of fibers in Two Top produced by Pacific Mills Worsted Division with other types of top. No. 1 represents a conventional pick carded and combed rayon top. The original staple fibers were cut exactly five inches, the diagram showing the breakage of fibers in processing as indicated by the six inch scale to the left of the diagram, No. 2 represents a Pacific Mills variable cut rayon Two Top. The choice of range of the variable cut is picked to compliment the fibers it is to be blended with. No. 3 is a diagram showing the fiber distribution of a half blood wool top. No. 4 is a 50-50 blend of No. 1 (conventional rayon top) and No. 3 (half blood wool top). No. 5 is a 50-50 blend of No. 2 (Pacific Mills variable cut rayon Two Top) and No. 3 (half-blood wool top).
To make a test of the new salt water soap developed for the Army say Louise Feldman left, and Frances Montgomery, chemists in the DuPont Technical Laboratory at Deepwater Point, New Jersey. Miss Montgomery, using the new soap khaki colored for camouflage, got the heavy fuel oil off her hand quicker and more easily that Miss Feldman who used ordinary soap. Secret of the new soap's success is a special synthetic detergent, know n only as MP-646, developed by DuPont chemists. Both the laboratory basins contain salt water, often the only kid available to soldiers for bathing and laundry in some theaters of war.
Display of some of the many uses of plastics featured at the former DuPont Exhibition at the New York Museum of Science and Industry, Rockefeller Center. By pressing a button the visitor could light up the row of Lucite methyl methacrylate pipes in the center.
Monolon, new trolling line for fresh and salt water fishing, features fine Monel metal wire braided around a nylon monofilament core. Made by Braided Wire Products Company of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, the new line is non-corroding, extremely flexible and virtually non kinking. It is being introduced in 30-32 and 45-50 pound test, but will be made later in a wide variety of test weights suitable for all types of tolling.
Operation of a calendar capable of turning out millions of yards of plastic coated fabric a year may be controlled form this central instrument board at the Newburgh, New York plant of the DuPont Company's Fabrics and Finishes Department. The calendar, which weight 175 tons, was placed in operation in 1957.
The box at the far right contains the coloring agent and the furnish, composed of either wood pulp or rag stock, depending upon the type and quality of paper desired. The subsequent option is comparable to that carried out in a paper mill resulting in the finished paper passing over a heated drum for drying,
Mylar polyester film emerges at the end of the manufacturing operation in a continuous sheet and is wound up in large mill rolls, which are later slit on machines like this to customer's specifications in widths from 1/2 inch to 54 inches. The film is made at the DuPont Company's plant at Circleville, Ohio.
Principal roles of DuPont Company founder E.I du Pont and his wife, Sophie, were enacted by Eduard Franz and Sigrid Gurie in dramatic prologue highlighting DuPont's 150th anniversary celebration July 18 on the banks of Brandywine Creek, near Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Franz and Miss Curie portrayed same roles in motion picture, The DuPont Story.