Portrait of Dr. C. Scott Althouse (1880-1970), founder of the Althouse Chemical Company. A graduate of the Philadelphia Textile Institute (1900), Dr. Althouse worked with his father dyeing textiles before founding the Althouse Chemical Company in 1915. The Althouse Chemical Company notably specialized in fabric dyes of a superior quality and class, including fade-resistant dyes for viscose rayon and dyes for Du Pont’s nylon. Among Dr. Althouse's innovations in the textile and dye industries were a shrink-proofing process for wool and and a rotary pocket and paddle dyeing machine, which vastly expanded the dyeing capacity for hosiery.
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