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The Hagley Digital Archives provides online access to selected items from the Hagley Library's collection of images, documents, and publications related to the history of business, technology, and society.
Interview with William Chantry, 2008 August 15
Chantry's interview includes discussion of his work on patents on tire yarn, in the polyester and nylon and steam jet departments, and his work advising on Nylon in Romania.
Chantry, William, 1924-
Plasky, Joseph G.
Bill Chantry (b. 1924, Corning, Iowa) attended the University of Iowa, graduating in 1949 with a degree in chemical engineering, after serving in World War II from 1942-1946. He worked for Sherwin Williams briefly before obtaining his masters and then his PhD from Cornell, where he received a DuPont fellowship. Chantry pursued a job at Shell Chemical instead of DuPont's job offers because of better pay and location. He decided to return to DuPont at the Kinston plant in industrials in 1959, working in the tire yarn business until 1981. He was eventually promoted in Wilmington. He kept diaries throughout his career at DuPont outlining his life and accomplishments. He retired in 1990 after 31 years with the DuPont Co.
Synthetic fibers industry--EmployeesNylonChemical engineersTire industryResearch, IndustrialChemical engineering--ResearchSynthetic fibers industry
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & CompanyE.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Kinston Plant
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Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library
Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215)
[Description and dates], Hagley ID, Box/folder number, Oral history interviews with former employees of DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Department (Accession 2010.215), Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807
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