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Genre Photographs Remove constraint Genre: Photographs Rights No Known Copyright Remove constraint Rights: No Known Copyright Subject E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Remove constraint Subject: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company

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    • circa 1915

    Portrait of Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954), President of the the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (1915-1919) and a member of the Board of Directors. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he also…

    • circa 1919

    Portrait of Irénée du Pont (1876-1963), chemical engineer and President of the the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (1919-1926).

    • circa 1926

    Portrait of Lammot du Pont II (1880-1952), former President of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (1926-1940) and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

    • circa 1930

    Two close-up views of a demonstration of the cold-drawing technique used to produce the 3-16 polyester super-silk fiber, the forerunner of nylon. This technique was discovered by DuPont chemist Julian Hill (1904-1996)…

    • 1935

    General view of Joseph X. Labovsky seated at a work bench in the "66" laboratory at the DuPont Experimental Station located in Wilmington, Delaware. Labovsky's colleague, Micky McGuire, is visible on the left-hand side…

    • 1935-Jul-03

    General view of an improved gas pressure spinner and windup used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. In this iteration, a spinning machine…

    • 1935-Mar-29

    General view of the first gas pressure spinner and windup used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. The spinning machine consists of a…

    • 1935-Apr-12

    General view of a glass cell used for the preparation of polyamides during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. Predating the autoclave developed…

    • 1936-Jul-17

    General view of the Whitin Machine Works Rayon doubler and twister used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. This machine predated and…

    • 1936

    General view of the spinning machine used at DuPont's Buffalo plant during the early stages of nylon production and research. This spinning machine, which was operated by Don Hull and George Lewis, was subsequently…

    • circa 1936

    General view of the first drawing machine used at DuPont's Buffalo plant during the early stages of nylon production and research. In this technique, which generally was unsuccessful, undrawn yarn was pre-twisted by the…

    • circa 1936

    Overhead view of the first drawing machine used at DuPont's Buffalo plant during the early stages of nylon production and research. In this technique, which generally was unsuccessful, undrawn yarn was pre-twisted by…

    • 1936-Apr-01

    General view of the first continuous spinning machine used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. This machine notably included a high-speed…

    • 1936-Oct-02

    Close-up view of the second continuous spinning machine used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. This machine notably included a swing-arm…

    • 1937-Mar-23

    General view of a rod spinner arranged for the production of bristles during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. During production, a cylindrical…

    • 1937-Mar-25

    General view of an improved gas pressure spinner used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. This spinner unit was the first heated by…

    • 1937-Nov-05

    General view of the first drawing machine used at DuPont's Buffalo plant during the early stages of nylon production and research. In this technique, which generally was unsuccessful, undrawn yarn was pre-twisted by the…

    • 1937-Mar-26

    General view of the salt kettle preparation area used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. During the production of nylon, adipic acid and…

    • 1937-Mar-26

    General view of the upper level of the salt kettle used in the production of nylon 66 during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. During the…

    • 1937-Feb-03

    General view of the second continuous spinning machine used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. This machine notably included a swing-arm…

    • 1937-May-14

    General view of the third continuous spinning machine used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. This machine became the prototype for the…

    • 1937-Jun-01

    Close-up view of the third continuous spinning machine used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware, with a view of the side-flow chimney and…

    • 1937-Nov-05

    General view of the fourth spinning machine and chain traverse windup used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. Per the recollections of…

    • 1937-Nov-08

    General view of the top of a 250-pound autoclave used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. During production, a partially-evaporated nylon…

    • 1937-Feb-12

    General view of a 50-pound autoclave and polymer casting equipment used during the early stages of nylon production and research at the DuPont Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. During production, a…