Companies

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="http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/c/casper_coll.htm">Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Pr

 

Walter Barr Pty. Ltd.

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

 

Warren R. Wallace & Co., Inc.

Stock broker in Syracuse and Rochester, New York.

 

Wasco Products, Inc.

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 and cons

 

Washburn Guitar Co.

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

 

Watchemoket

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

 

Waterbury Button Co.

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 to Bakelite for buttons and also

 

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

 

Watertown Manufacturing Co.

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 and com

 

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

 

Welgroom

<p>Located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.</p> <p>Company catalogue available in <a href="http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/c/casper_coll.htm">Irwin Casper Collection of Brush Product Literature</a>.</p>

 

Wess Plastic Molds, Inc.

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. Wessinger designed and patented (patent #4139287, 1979) a

 

Western Electric Co.

Founded in 1872 as the Western Electric Manufacturing Company, the company was acquired by the Bell Telephone Company in 1881. In 1915, Western Electric Manufacturing was incorporated in New York, New York as a wholly owned subsidiary of AT&amp;amp;T, und

 

Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co.

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. The Bridgeport, CT comapny produced several lines of kitchenwar

 

Westinghouse, Micarta Division

Information on this company is not currently available.

 

Westlock

<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 measur

 

Whitehead & Hoag Co.

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. From: Newark the Metropolis of New Jersey. At the Dawn of the 20th Century . 1901 The Whitehead &amp;amp;

 

Wilson Art

<p>From the <a href="http://www.wilsonart.com/aboutus/default.aspx">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 retire