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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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Wah Hing Plastic and Metalware Fty. Ltd.

<p>Manufacturer of picture frames, mirrors, wall decorations, dinnerware, and tea sets.&nbsp; Located in Hong Kong.</p> <p>Company catalogue available in <a href="">Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Product

Walter Barr Pty. Ltd.

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>

Warren R. Wallace & Co., Inc.

&lt;p&gt;Stock broker in Syracuse and Rochester, New York.&lt;/p&gt;

Wasco Products, Inc.

&lt;p&gt;Wasco Products was founded in 1935 as the Flashing Company in Cambridge, Massachusetts to manufacture a revolutionary through-wall flashing system, but by 1949 had introduced an acrylic dome skylight and from then on specilized in skylight design

Washburn Guitar Co.

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>


<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>

Waterbury Button Co.

&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;The well-established button company began to manufacture, by hand press shellac, plastic buttons, checkers, and dominoes in the mid-19th century. In 1870 the company introduced cellulose buttons, and in 1925 they switched

Waters and Sons

<p>Waters &amp; Sons were paper boat builders in Troy, New York.&nbsp; Beginnning in 1867 the Waters family patented and produced popular laminated paper boats and observatory domes, the forerunners of later laminated and reinforced plastic shells.</p> <p>See:</p> <p><a

Watertown Manufacturing Co.

&lt;p&gt;Founded in 1915 in Watertown, Connecticut, to mold shellac composition articles including poker chips and buttons, the company grew to become a large and successful custom molder of plastics. Its trademark substance, Neillite (named after inventor

Weco Products Co.

<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>

Wecolite Co.

<p>Founded in Teaneck, New Jersey by Abraham Wechsler, the Wecolite Company was a small manufacturer of low-priced plastic houseware and kitchen utensils, active especially in the 1950s and 1960s. Weschler sold his shares in the company to Frank Kohner in


<p>Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.</p> <p>Company catalogue available in <a href="">Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Product Literature</a>.</p>

Wess Plastic Molds, Inc.

&lt;p&gt;Wess Plastic Molds, Inc. was founded by Bruno Wessinger in 1945. In 1949, he started a related company, RC Molding, Inc., to manufacture plastic products from the molds made by Wess Plastics Molds.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;Wessinger designed and patented

Western Electric Co.

&lt;p&gt;Founded in 1872 as the Western Electric Manufacturing Company, the company was acquired by the Bell Telephone Company in 1881.&amp;nbsp; In 1915, Western Electric Manufacturing was incorporated in &lt;span class=&quot;mw-redirect&quot;&gt;New York,

Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co.

&lt;p&gt;During World War II Westinghouse took on formidable molding challenges including the external bomb rack for the Mustang fight plane designed and manufactuored by North American Aviation, Inc.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt;The Bridgeport, CT comapny produced

Westinghouse, Micarta Division

&lt;p&gt;Information on this company is not currently available.&lt;/p&gt;


<p>Information on this company is not currently available.</p>

Weston Electric

<p>The Weston Electrical Instrument Company of Newark, NJ was founded by Edward Weston (1850-1936) and became one of the leading companies in the late 19th century manufacturing electrical lights and other instruments, including high grade electric measuring

Whitehead & Hoag Co.

&lt;p&gt;Whitehead &amp;amp; Hoag LLC, loated in Newark, New Jersey, was one of the largest advertisement firms in the world at the turn of the 20th century.&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p style=&quot;padding-left: 30px;&quot;&gt;From: &lt;em&gt;Newark the Metropolis of

Wilson Art

<p>From the <a href="">WilsonArt International website</a>:</p> <p>Wilsonart International was founded as a producer of high pressure decorative laminate in 1956 in Temple, Texas, by Ralph Wilson, Sr., a retired