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.
This scene at the Newburgh, New York plant shows a step in the manufacture of coated fabrics. This illustration shows what is known as jig dyeing. The base goods are dyed to a shade closely approximating the face color of the finished goods. Coated fabrics are used in bookbinding, upholstery, in many article of style in the women's field, in luggage and in many other places where a tough, flexible fabric is required.
This illustration shows a step in the manufacture of DuPont fabrics, at the Newburgh, New York plant. The scene is that of the coating head of the machine where many even coats of composition are spread and driven into the weave of a cotton base fabric.
Carter, Barney J., 1943- (interviewee), Plasky, Joseph G. (interviewer)
Interview details Carter's career at DuPont, including his move to a Louisiana plant in 1970 in response to economic difficulties, and subsequently back to Martinsville in 1973 in the spinning area, working with textiles, and finally to Chattanooga. He also discusses his theories as to why the Martinsville plant was shut down.
Written on verso: 'Original Nylon Unit - Built for 4,000 denier and smaller, any material. Built June-July 1951. Photographed Tuesday, Sept. 25, 1951. #3 of 3. This is a close-up of the rolls and 4 piece saddle with clamp bar in place. Water-air tubes hidden by the bar. William D. Hay'
The greatest care is given to detail, in manufacturing Stetson hats, as is evidenced in the trimming departments of the John B. Stetson Company, Philadelphia. The leathers, bands, and bindings must be of the highest quality and are made to fit perfectly, each stitch being closely inspected. The operations of trimming soft and stiff hats differ but slightly. [Caption on back of postcard]
Written on verso: 'Original nylon unit - Built for 4000 denier and smaller, any material. Built June-July 1951. Photographed Tuesday, Sept 25, 1951. #2 of 3. This shows the general machine, drive, controls for reversing, chamber, etc. Double door. Tube fitting is for pressure release top to prevent [illegible]. William D. Hay'
Written on verso: 'Photographed June 15, 1951. Built April - June 1951. This shows the Jelly Roll in action on Hogs hair - notice the dirt left on the apron by the roll. Hex roll feed hopper was only moderately workable. New assignment #318. William D. Hay'