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ABS resins.
1
Antiques.
1
Armored vehicles, Military
1
Automobiles
2
Bakelite
3
Beverage containers.
2
Billiards
1
Biodegradable plastics.
1
Blow Molding.
1
Brooms and brushes.
1
Business and Industry
41
Celluloid.
2
Chemical engineering
1
Chemical plants.
1
Combs.
4
Conservation of natural resources.
1
Container industry.
1
Engineers
2
Eyeglasses.
1
Factories
1
Factories.
2
Flatware
1
Food
1
Food containers.
1
Gearing.
1
Glass fibers.
1
Gums and resins, Synthetic.
1
Gums and resins.
1
Hair
1
Hair ornaments
1
Hydraulic machinery.
1
Industrial Design
6
Industrial designers
1
Industrialization
1
Injection molding of plastics.
5
Kitchen utensils
1
Manufacturing processes.
1
Mechanical drawing
1
Methyl methacrylate.
1
Mirrors
1
Molding (Plastics)
1
Molding materials.
1
Moldings
1
New York State
1
Nitrocellulose.
1
Ornamental combs
1
Ornamental combs.
4
Packaging.
1
Patents.
2
Phenolic resins.
1
Piping.
1
Plastic containers.
2
Plastic jewelry.
1
Plastic novelties.
1
Plastic tableware.
1
Plastics
47
Plastics as art material.
2
Plastics in automobiles.
2
Plastics in boatbuilding.
1
Plastics in building.
2
Plastics in electric engineering.
1
Plastics in household appliances.
2
Plastics in interior decoration.
2
Plastics in medicine
1
Plastics in packaging.
5
Plastics industry and trade
10
Plastics industry and trade.
33
Plastics machinery industry
2
Plastics machinery.
5
Plastics plants
1
Plastics plants.
2
Plastics workers
1
Plastics – Research.
1
Polyethylene
1
Polyethylene terephthalate.
1
Polystyrene.
1
Polytef.
1
Product formulas.
1
Pyralin.
1
Recycling (Waste, etc.)
1
Recycling industry.
1
Science and medicine
2
Styrene.
2
Sunglasses industry.
1
Sunglasses.
1
Tableware
1
Technical drawings.
1
Thermoplastics.
2
Thermosetting composites.
1
Thermosetting plastics.
1
Toothbrushes.
2
Trade literature.
1
Traffic engineering.
1
Traffic flow.
1
Tupperware Home Parties.
1
Wooden novelties.
1

Manuscripts

The plastics manuscript collections include personal papers and company records related to the development of the plastics industry, mostly in the United States. The collections contain product and process designs and patents; printed company advertising and published catalogues; technical specifications and reports; and papers, articles and other writings by a variety of notable individuals.

Clicking on a manuscript title will take you away from the Plastics Collection site to the main Syracuse University library finding aids.

Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Product Literature

Collection contains catalogs and product literature on various brands of hair brushes, combs, toothbrushes, household brushes, and industrial brushes from American and international companies.

 

J. Harry DuBois Papers

Collection consists of the personal and professional papers of J. Harry DuBois, covering his long career in the plastics industry. It includes scrapbooks and photograph albums of his family and world-wide travel for business, photographs and slides, and audio and film reels.

 

Jack Milgrom Papers

Collection consists largely of published material and reports collected and written by Jack Milgrom on the subjects of plastics in general, and specifically on the use of plastics in packaging and the recycling of plastics, as well as utility scrap and recycling in the auto industry.

 

John M. DeBell Papers

Professional papers related to the career of Plastics Hall of Fame member John M. DeBell; including biographical material and memorabilia, correspondence, company records,technical reports, and other materials related to DeBell's work for the U.S. military and DeBell and Richardson.

 

John Wesley Hyatt Collection

Collection consists of the Executive Committee Meeting Minutes of the Celluloid Company, 1890 to 1905, two bound volumes of patents obtained by John Wesley Hyatt, including one for the first celluloid billiard ball and several other patents for billiard ball coatings and knife-handles; a booklet on Hyatt's acceptance of the Perkin Medal, 1914; six photographic portraits; and a relief sculpture of the John Wesley Hyatt commemorative award.

 

Joseph McDonald Collection of Plastics Patents

Collection contains copies of patents for plastic food and beverage containers collected by Joseph McDonald from 1951 to 1989, in the course of his work for Sweetheart Plastics, Inc. and a selection of technical offprints and reports.

 

Lawrence V. Redman Papers

Collection contains two items related to the career of Lawrence Vincent Redman, a booklet on his phenolic plastic, redmanol, and a certificate of recognition from the American Chemical Society.

 

Lowell Novelty Company Records

Collection consists of eight documents of the Lowell Novelty Company from 1940 to 1941. The documents include a copy of the official drawings of Waterproof Accessory, and papers related to the Board of Directors and dissolution of the company.

 

National Plastics Center & Museum Records

Collection consists of administrative records, financial records, and publicity materials from the Museum in Leominster, Massachusetts.

 

Plasticos Industriales Extrusos, S.A. Collection

Collection consists of photographs of the exterior of the Plasticos Industriales Extrusos plant and product literature in Spanish of the Plinex line manufactured by Plasticos Industriales Extrusos.

 

Plastics Hall of Fame Records

Records of the Plastics Academy related to the organization of the Plastics Hall of Fame containing correspondence, organizational notes, meeting minutes, member lists, press clippings, nomination forms, biographies, photographs, event information, induction ceremony programs and other materials related to the Plastics Hall of Fame.

 

Plastics History Collection

Miscellaneous items relating to the history of the plastics industry and notable figures in plastics research, development and manufacturing. Includes printed material, photographs, technical papers, interviews, and audiovisual material.

 

Plastics Product Literature Collection

Collection consists of product literature, catalogs, objects and technical bulletins on plastic products and plastic applications by numerous plastic and chemical companies. Most emanate from American companies but the collection includes some from Japanese companies, as well as a few from France, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom.

 

Polymeric Systems Collection

Collection consists of 36 copy color and black and white photographs of a manufacturing facility; and five 7" plastic sound discs manufactured with polystyrene by Richardson Company Polymeric Systems Division. The use of polystyrene was purported to eliminate surface noise from the discs.

 

Pro-Brush Image Collection

Contains 1406 slides of machinery and plastic products of the Pro-Brush company, and 45 color transparencies and 20 fading Polaroid snapshots of models posing with Pro-Brush products.

 

Reed-Prentice Corporation Collection

Collection consists of copies of drawings and an instruction book concerning Reed-Prentice Corporation’s 10D-6 & 10D-8 plastic injection molding machine containing parts by Vickers.

 

Samuel L. Belcher Collection

Biographical material, patent information, and product data related to Samuel Belcher's innovations in blow molding.

 

Saul Blitz Collection of Plastics Patents

Collection contains copies of patents from the United States Patent Office for processes, materials and machinery used in creating, shaping & molding plastic; also one folder of correspondence from Arthur Cyr to Saul Blitz about blow molding patents.

 

Seymour Lavitt Collection

Collection consists of copies of the "Fundamentals of Plastics" resource materials; slides from "Injection Molding" and "Fundamentals" (two lectures given by Lavitt); correspondence about Plastics Fair, 1992-1993; and brochures of Plastics Design/Development Associates; film.

 

Standard Comb Photographs

Three undated photographs of the exterior of the Standard Comb building (later Standard Pyroxoloid).