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    • 2008-Apr-22

    Robert Maddin begins the interview by discussing his childhood and education and early work experiences including his time at Brooklyn College, his B.Sc. in metallurgical engineering, his Dr.Eng in metallurgy at Yale…

    • 1987-Sep-09 (Third session)
    • 1987-Feb-26 (First session)
    • 1987-Jun-15 (Second session)

    Isabella and Jerome Karle met while both were pursuing doctorates in physical chemistry under Professor Lawrence Brockway at the University of Michigan. After earning their degrees (and marrying), they worked on the…

    • Advertisement for Hercules Nitrocellulose Lacquers
    • 1930

    Advertisement for nitrocellulose lacquers manufactured and sold by the Hercules Powder Company for use on wood, metal, plaster, textiles, and other materials. The advertisement includes an illustrated depiction of a…

    • 1961

    This handbook includes a short history of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, operations at the plant, the community of Oak Ridge, and short summaries of the Area Offices. During World War II all concentration was…

    • circa 1916

    A color illustration of men in a factory creating brass couplings or nozzles. They are pouring molten metal into a mould.
    A book about rubber sourcing, cultivation, processing, and the industry during the late colonial…

    • circa 1916

    A man making a rubber hose by hand.
    A book about rubber sourcing, cultivation, processing, and the industry during the late colonial period. Published by a rubber goods company presumably for marketing. The Boston Woven…

    • Boston Woven Hose & Rubber Company power plant in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    • circa 1916

    A color illustration of a power plant at night.
    A book about rubber sourcing, cultivation, processing, and the industry during the late colonial period. Published by a rubber goods company presumably for marketing. The…

    • 1948

    Two-fold pamphlet opens up to reveal a chart of Du Pont plastics, outlining the types of plastics Du Pont manufactures including polythene, nylon, "Pyralin" (cellulose nitrate), "Plastacele" (cellulose acetate),…

    • 1953

    Pamphlet reviews plastic packaging manufactured by Dow Chemical Company including flexible films like Saran Wrap, foamed products such as Styrofoam, coatings including Ethocel, as well as molding and extrusion materials…

    • Plate I
    • 1886

    Eighteen illustrations of various fats under a microscope. Some examples are under polarized light. Dr. Taylor was trying to create a method of analyzing different fat types to be able to judge purity of food against…

    • 1949

    Pamphlet in the form of a children's alphabet book depicts the stages of death inflicted upon a grasshopper with the use of Toxaphene pesticides produced by Hercules Powder Company.

    Originally trademarked by the…

    • 1951

    With the cover advertising being "For railroads, telephone and power companies, pipe line operators, highway departments, drainage districts, oil companies, factory and warehouse superindentents and other operators,"…

    • 1949

    Illustration of an atom radiating out to four sectors of the economy: Industry, Agriculture, Medicine, and Power. This back cover of the magazine is meant to cement the idea that atomic energy is the future of business.…

    • 1946

    Currently banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to potential health concerns, this pamphlet outlines how Cyclan, or calcium cyclamate, can be used as an artificial sweetener in place of sugar as a…

    • Science fair exhibits
    • 1949

    Article illustrating and describing the potential for atomic energy as a subject in high school science exhibits.
    This is a magazine supplement meant to inform the educational leaders of the United States about the…

    • 1944

    This pamphlet reviews how the use of "Telvar" W weed killer can be an effective pesticide for weed and grass control. Depicts various industrial landscapes where "Telvar" W has been sprayed including pipelines, lumber…

    • 1794

    Author John Dalton outlines his own red-green color blindness discovered through botanical studies of flower hues. Blank endpapers omitted during digitization.

    • 1785

    Copperplate engraving illustrates the chemical apparatus and balloons used for hydrogen generation. In figure four, a hot air balloon and basket support a passenger.

    This volume by Tiberius Cavallo is considered one of…

    • 1785

    Copperplate engraving illustrates the chemical apparatus and balloons used for hydrogen generation.

    This volume by Tiberius Cavallo is considered one of the earliest and best works on aerostation published in…

    • 1785

    This volume by Tiberius Cavallo is considered one of the earliest and best works on aerostation published in eighteenth century England. Cavallo's pioneering studies in aeronautics outlined within this work include how…

    • 1660

    Folding copperplate engraving illustrating sixteen figures including the pneumatical engine and components used in pneumatic experiments leading to the discovery of Boyle's law.

    Forty-three experiments are detailed…

    • 1660

    Forty-three experiments are detailed within this work, including the physical and chemical properties of air proving it has weight along with determining that a vacuum restricts the transmission of sound as well as the…

    • 1822

    Cover and title page digitized from seminal work responsible for exposing dangerous adulterations to foods and beverages. Food and drug purity legislation followed later in the nineteenth century.

    Cover features…

    • 1859

    Digitized in entirety, this first English edition of the German Das Mineralreich in Bildern (Stuttgart, 1858) contains 24 lithographed plates with one chromolithograph and 22 hand-colored illustrations of 288 minerals,…

    • 1986-Apr-14 (First session)
    • 1986-May-27 (Second session)

    Roy Plunkett starts this conversation with James Bohning by describing his family background. As the family were members of the Church of the Brethren it was natural for Plunkett to attend Manchester College, where Paul…