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    • 1950s

    Color advertisement from Jantzen Knitting Mills, Inc. in Portland, Oregon for a Jantzen swimsuit. The ad features a young woman wearing a strapless light blue one-piece swimsuit. In the background, a young man wearing…

    • 1946-Mar-01

    Two views of hot relaxing plates on a drawing machine used at the DuPont plant in Seaford, Delaware during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research. The plate on the left was electric-heated and the…

    • 1954

    Color print magazine advertisement for Cole of California's Celaperm line, made from colored Celanese acetate yarn.

    • 1955-Jul

    Article from Better Homes and Gardens, July 1955.

    • 1947-Feb

    General view of technicians inspecting the creel (a rack holding bobbins or spools for spinning) on a staple drawing machine used during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research at DuPont. During the…

    • 1946-Nov-27

    Two views of a two-position tire cord machine used during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research at DuPont. The hot pin and hot plate tandem apparatus used to draw various fibers is visible in both…

    • 1946-Nov-11

    Two close-up views of an electric-heated grid and steam-spinning grid and block assembly used during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research at DuPont. The photographs are captioned "Figure 1" and…

    • 1946-Oct-25

    Close-up view of a tandem hot-pin hot-plate draw system used at DuPont during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research. The photograph has been marked with several hand-drawn lines to depict the…

    • 1946-Sep

    General view of a 50-pound autoclave first used for the production of "Fiber V," later branded as Dacron polyester fiber, at a DuPont semiworks facility. During production, a partially-evaporated salt solution was fed…

    • 1946-Sep

    General view of a roll crimper used to crimp textile fibers during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research at DuPont. As visible in this photograph, fibers entered the machine via drive pulleys and…

    • 1946-Sep

    General view of a roll crimper and puller used at DuPont during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research. Typically, such machinery was used to stretch, strengthen, and crimp textile fibers.

    • 1946-Mar-31

    Two views of staple crimpers used at DuPont during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research. During production, a tow (an untwisted bundle of continuous filaments) was fed between two serrated rolls…

    • 1946-Feb-46

    Close-up view of two hot relaxing plates on a drawing machine used at the DuPont plant in Seaford, Delaware during the early stages of synthetic fiber production and research. The plate on the left, labelled "Electric,"…

    • 1946-Feb
    • 1946-Mar-31

    Three views of a nylon drawing machine and creel (a rack holding bobbins or spools for spinning) used at the DuPont plant in Seaford, Delaware during the early stages of nylon production and research.

    • 1948

    Group photograph of DuPont shift supervisors and foremen responsible for the development of the "Type 9" textile at the DuPont plant in Martinsville, Virginia. Team supervisor Joseph X. Labovsky is seated on the far…

    • 1937-Oct-28

    Two views of synthetic fiber samples produced at the DuPont Experimental Station during the early stages of nylon production and research. The samples are identified, from left, as "Acele," Fiber 66, and Viscose Rayon…

    • 1938

    Violet Grenda inspecting nylon yarn at an unidentified DuPont facility during the early stages of nylon production and research.

    • 1950s

    Color print magazine advertisement for Orlon, a Dow trademarked acrylic fiber. The advertisement details the major properties of Orlon: "Orlon is resistant to sunlight and atmospheric gases, which makes it ideal for…

    • 1960s

    Color print magazine advertisement for DuPont dyed nylon stockings. Image depicts the legs of four women in colorful stockings.