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    • 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…

    • 1964

    General view of a promotional display for Styrofoam insulation detailing the material's efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and resistance to rot, mold, and deterioration. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical…

    • 1964

    General view of a promotional display for Styrofoam insulation detailing the material's use in roofing. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the Dow Chemical…

    • 1991

    General view of an unidentified man measuring a piece of Styrofoam insulation at a construction site. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the Dow Chemical…

    • 1990

    General view of an unidentified employee inspecting a piece of Styrofoam insulation at a Dow Chemical Company facility. Invented in 1941 by researchers in Dow's Chemical Physics Lab, "Styrofoam" properly refers to the…

    • 1946

    General view of an unidentified employee inspecting a piece of Saran Wrap at a Dow Chemical Company facility. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran…

    • 1963

    General view of assorted marketing materials for Dow Saran Wrap, including an advertising schedule and promotional tie-ins related to the Pillsbury Bake-off. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and…

    • 1965

    General view of two stacked display packs for Saran Wrap Squares. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran plastic was subsequently developed and marketed…

    • 1965

    General view of an artist's rendering of packaging for Dow Handi-Wrap sandwich bags. Introduced in the 1960's, Dow Handi-Wrap was an economy plastic wrap specifically marketed for use in lunchboxes and for its ability…

    • 1964

    General view of a promotional gift box containing assorted Dow plastics products, including Saran Wrap and Handi-Wrap sandwich bags. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during…

    • 1946

    Advertising still featuring a female model seated in a lawn chair made from saran plastic. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran plastic was…

    • 1964

    General view of two children seated in front of a Christmas tree decorated with icicles made from saran plastic. Initially developed for the U.S. Army to wrap arms and equipment for transport during World War II, saran…