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1 Forge shop laboratory, Aluminum Company of America (Cleveland, Ohio) 1930-06-05 American Iron and Steel Institute. Public Relations Department. (originator) American Iron and Steel Institute photographs and audiovisual materials (Accession 1986.268) 1986268_1_0543
2 Checking Corfam 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Corfam poromeric shoe upper material is checked foot by foot for uniformity of texture, color and thickness at the DuPont Company's Old Hickory, Tennessee plant. Corfam is the result of 200 man hours of research and testing at the chemical company. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_2721
3 Checking Corfam 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Continuous roll of Corfam poromeric shoe material is inspected at DuPont's pilot plant for the man made upper material in Newburg, New York. A full scale plant is being built by the chemical company at Old Hickory, Tennessee and commercial quantities will start to come off the line late in 1964. Corfam is the result of 200 man years of research and testing by DuPont. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_2724
4 Rayon skein inspection 1940/1949, 1940, 1949 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) View of rayon skein inspection as conducted at all rayon plants of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1092
5 Inspecting film at Dycril printing plate manufacturing plant 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Transparent sheet of light sensitive film is inspected at DuPont's new plant for Dycril printing plates at Parlin, New Jersey. The complex technology utilized in the country's first full scale plant for making photopolymer printing plates involves combining the ultra violet sensitive plastic sheet with a metal support. DuPont has spent more than $10 million in research and commercial development of the new plates, which are finding increasing acceptance in the printing industry. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1556
6 Final inspection of Dycril printing plates 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Final inspection of Dycril printing plates under gold light at DuPont's new plant at Parlin, New Jersey. Operator here inspects plate to insure against surface flaws. When used in printing, the photosensitive plate is placed in contact with a negative of the image, dried and exposed to ultra violet light. A bath in a weak caustic solution washes out the unexposed portions of the plastic, leaving the printing surface. Time required from negative to start of the press-about 20 minutes. Dycril can be handled safely under gold fluorescent lights. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1554
7 Final inspection of sponges at Buffalo, New York, plant 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Final inspection of the cellulose or man made sponge manufactured at the Buffalo plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company showing another diversification of the chemical industry. This sponge has found uses in industry and in the home where the natural sponge failed to produce the service desired. Girls in the picture are preparing the sponges to be wrapped and boxed. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1545
8 Rayon yarn on spools 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) 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. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1076
9 Inspecting spinnerets 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) 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. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1045
10 Inspecting rayon 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) All rayon undergoes a careful inspection as it is wound by machine at the Rayon plants of the DuPont Company. The scene shown here is typical of the operations at the plants near Richmond, Virginia and Old Hickory, Tennessee. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1051
11 Inspecting spinnerets 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) 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. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1042
12 Inspecting spinnerets 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Accuracy in checking the thickness of spinnerets is a standard safeguard to insure the quality and uniformity of viscose process rayon produced in plants of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1046
13 Inspecting pirns of textile nylon yarn 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Careful inspection is given every pirn or shipping bobbin of textile nylon yarn before it is wrapped and packaged. The inspector is one of a large group that makes sure every package is in proper condition for the manufacturer when it leaves the DuPont plants at Seaford, Delaware; Martinsville, Virginia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Nylon for tire cord and industrial product is made by Du Pont in Richmond, Virginia. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1195
14 Testing viscosity of liquid viscose 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Liquid viscose, which is ripened under carefully controlled temperature, is tested at regular intervals in the process of becoming rayon yarn at plants of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Here the photograph shows the liquid dripping from a tube to determine its viscosity. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1027
15 Inspection of hanks of finished nylon 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) This photograph shows the inspection of a hank of finished nylon which is ready for use as bristles in tooth, hair and industrial brushes. On either side of the hank which is being inspected are hanks which have been tied up in preparation to being cut into bristle lengths. Photograph taken at the Arlington plant of the Plastics Department. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1220
16 Final inspection of bundles of toothbrush bristles 1930/1939, 1930, 1939 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Final inspection of bundles of bristles used in the manufacture of toothbrushes at the Leominster Massachusetts plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company. Imperfect bristles are being removed. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1201
17 Checking bobbins at DuPont Textile Research Laboratory 1954-10-18 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Bobbins of twisted yarn are checked on creel preparatory to winding on beam for weaving. Each individual strand, called an end, must be wound with meticulous care to insure steady feed in high speed weaving operation. Machine at DuPont's $5,000,000 Textile Research Laboratory at Chestnut Run near Wilmington, Delaware is part of production facilities supplementing research in seventeen physical and chemical laboratory units to diversify and improve uses of company's man-made textile fibers. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1093
18 Inspecting pirns of textile nylon yarn 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Careful inspection is given every pirn or shipping bobbin of textile nylon yarn before it is wrapped and packaged. The inspector is one of a large group that makes sure every package is in proper condition for the manufacturer when it leaves the DuPont plants at Seaford, Delaware; Martinsville, Virginia and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Nylon for tire cord and industrial product is made by Du Pont in Richmond, Virginia. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1194
19 Final inspection of Dycril printing plates 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Final inspection of Dycril printing plates under gold light at DuPont's new plant at Parlin, New Jersey. Operator here inspects plate to insure against surface flaws. When used in printing, the photosensitive plate is placed in contact with a negative of the image, dried and exposed to ultra violet light. A bath in a weak caustic solution washes out the unexposed portions of the plastic, leaving the printing surface. Time required from negative to start of the press-about 20 minutes. Dycril can be handled safely under gold fluorescent lights. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1559
20 Inspecting cellophane cellulose film 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Every roll of cellophane cellulose film, which is slit to customers' requirements, is weighed and inspected. The illustration shows how the operation is conducted in the plants of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1635
21 Inspection of Corfam 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Intermediate inspection of the substrate for DuPont's Corfam poromeric shoe upper material is one of the many quality control points in the manufacturing process at Old Hickory, Tennessee. At this stage, the substrate is inspected visually for thickness and uniformity. Research and development of Corfam required 200 man years, with much of the effort devoted to perfecting the final product. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_2720
22 Checking rayon for physical characteristics 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) In addition to constant chemical checks on the process of manufacturing yarn at the viscose rayon plants of E.I du Pont Nemours & Company, scrutiny is also given to such physical characteristics as the uniformity of denier, elongation, elasticity and breaking strength. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1075
23 Inspecting cakes of rayon 1930/1939, 1930, 1939 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Inspection of cakes of rayon which have just been removed from the spinning machines one of the DuPont Company's Rayon plants. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1094
24 Final inspection of Dycril photopolymer printing plate 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) A Dycril photopolymer printing plate gets a final check after being processed in less than 20 minutes. The plate is now ready for the press. DuPont introduced Dycril in 1957 and has invested more than $10 million over a twelve year period in the printing plate, including research and development carried out at Parlin and Wilmington and at the company's printing plate laboratory in Philadelphia. The plate, as supplied by DuPont to the printing industry, is made up of a thin layer of unexposed plastic bound to a metal sheet. DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1560
25 Inspecting cellophane cellulose film 1950/1959, 1950, 1959 E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (originator) Keen eyed girls are employed to assort, count and inspect sheets of cellophane cellulose film in the plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company DuPont Company Product Information photographs (Accession 1972.341) 1972341_1639

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