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Consult the growing historical database about the companies that have manufactured, designed and marketed the primary material of plastics; designed and made the machines to manufacture plastics; and created and marketed millions of plastics products.


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M. Pressner and Company, Inc.

<p>Founded in 1915, M. Pressner was is reputed to be the first importer of novelties, toys and other miscellaneous goods in the United States, eventually establishing a retail store on Broadway in New York City.  Pressner contracted out of the

Magnus Harmonica Co.

<p>The company was founded as the International Plastic Harmonica Corporation in 1944 in Linden, New Jersey by Norwegian immigrant and entrepreneur Finn Haakon Magnus with investment by partner Peter Christensen. The name was changed to the Magnus Harmonica

Mapes Industries, Inc.

<p>Founded by J.S. Mapes in 1952, the company developed the original laminated metal panel to be used extensively for wall facing and storefront remodeling. Mapes porcelain on aluminum surface became a choice finish for its wide range of color options and


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Marbon Division, Borg- Warner Corp.

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Marconi Buoy

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Marine Plastics

<p>Marine Plasitics was founded in Leominster, Massachusetts by Samuel Chafetz and his brother in 1952.&nbsp; The comapny moved moved its origina lgarage location to larger quarters in 1955 and the company continued to grow.&nbsp; The Chafetz's sold Marine


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Marvel Sales Co., Inc.

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p> <p>Company catalogue available in <a href="">Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Product Literature</a>.</p>

Mastro Plastics Corp.

<p><strong>Mastro (Maccaferri) Industries</strong></p> <p>Mario Maccaferri was a classical guitarist when he designed the first "gypsy jazz guitar" for the Selmer Co. of France in 1932. His guitar design was made famous by the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Mattel, Inc.

<p><a href="From%20Wikipedia:">From Wikipedia:</a></p> <p>Mattel, Inc. is the world's largest toy company based on revenue.The products it produces include <span class="mw-redirect">Fisher Price</span>, Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox toys, Masters of

Mazzucchelli S.p.a..

&lt;p&gt;Mazzucchelli 1849 is the worldwide leader in the manufacture and distribution of cellulose acetate, a plastic material traditionally used in the production of spectacles and sunglasses. &amp;nbsp;After six generations the family is still involved

McCoy, Jones and Company

&lt;p&gt;Chicago -based plastic manufacturing company and wholesale distributing organization acquired by General American Transportation Corporation in 1946.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;See:&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Epstein, Ralph Cecil. &lt;em&gt;&lt;span dir=&quot;ltr&quot;&gt;GATX:

Menchi Family

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Mennen Co.

<p>Mennen Company introduced the first palstic caps for collapsible tubes in 1920.&nbsp; The plastic caps were developed in response to the high cost of tin following World War I.</p> <p>The diea for the caps came from Sandy Brown of the Bakelite Corporation

Merchant's Manufacturing Co.

<p><strong></strong>The company was founded in 1881 by a group of Newark businessmen who were seeking to enter the infant plastics industry with a pyroxylin plastic material they called Pasbosene. Because they had little knowledge of how to make cellulose

Metro Molding Corp.

<p>This Cleveland, Ohio company manufactured several lines of kitchen and dinnerware in the 1950s and 1960s including: 'Karefree,' 'Apolloware,' and 'Golden Apolloware.'</p> <p>Source:</p> <p>Wahlberg, Holly. <em>Everyday Elegance: 1950s Plastic Design </em>(Atglen,

Metters Ltd.

&lt;p&gt;Metters Limited, was&amp;nbsp; founded in 1891 in Adelaide, Australia by Frederick Metters (1858&amp;ndash;1937).&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp; Fred Metters patented and manufactured a number of appliances including the 'top-fire' fuel stoves. Metters Limited

Milicron Plastics Technologies

<p>Milacron Plastics Technologies is one of the world&rsquo;s largest suppliers of machinery for the manufacture of plastics.&nbsp; The company&rsquo;s general-purpose injection molding machines are the leading brand used in North America, and Milicron is

Mi-Lor Corp.

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