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ABS resins.
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Antiques.
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Armored vehicles, Military
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Automobiles
2
Bakelite
3
Bakelite.
1
Beverage containers.
2
Billiards
1
Biodegradable plastics.
1
Blow Molding.
1
Brooms and brushes.
1
Business and Industry
43
Celluloid.
2
Cellulose acetate.
1
Chemical engineering
1
Chemical plants.
1
Combs
3
Combs.
4
Conservation of natural resources.
1
Container industry.
1
Engineers
3
Eyeglasses.
1
Factories
1
Factories.
2
Flatware
2
Food
1
Food containers.
1
Gearing.
1
Glass fibers.
1
Gums and resins, Synthetic.
1
Gums and resins.
1
Hair
1
Hair ornaments
5
Hair ornaments.
4
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
Melamine.
1
Methyl methacrylate.
1
Mirrors
1
Molding (Plastics)
1
Molding materials.
1
Moldings
1
New York State
2
Nitrocellulose.
1
Ornamental combs
5
Ornamental combs.
4
Packaging.
1
Patents.
2
Phenolic resins.
1
Piping.
1
Plastic containers.
3
Plastic jewelry.
1
Plastic novelties.
1
Plastic tableware
1
Plastic tableware.
2
Plastics
63
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
12
Plastics industry and trade.
37
Plastics machinery industry
2
Plastics machinery.
5
Plastics plants
1
Plastics plants.
2
Plastics workers
1
Polyethylene
2
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.
3
Thermosetting composites.
1
Thermosetting plastics.
1
Toothbrushes.
2
Trade literature.
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Traffic engineering.
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Traffic flow.
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Tupperware Home Parties.
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Women
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Wooden novelties.
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Working class.
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World War, 1939-1945
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.

Alan Griffiths Soap Box Collection

Collection of plastic soap boxes

 

American Plastics History Association Collection

Newsletters and miscellaneous material related to the American Plastics History Association

 

Amorosi Family Collection

Collection contains pencil drawings of comb designs presumably drawn by George and/or Samuel Amorosi; bound volume of photopies of sketches; and 2 photographs, of George Amorosi and Samuel Amorosi.

 

Antique Comb Collector's Club (AC3) Collection

Index to club newsletters, bibliography of publications of interest, history of the club, more.

 

Antique Comb Collectors Club (AC3) Records

Correspondence, publicity, board materials, membership lists, etc. for the Antique Comb Collectors Club (U.S.)

 

Armand G. Winfield Papers

Collection contains the professional and personal papers of Armand G. Winfield. It focuses on the client files of Winfield's consulting company, which he formed in 1964.

 

Bakelite Collection

Collection contains correspondence, printed material, and technical reports related to the Bakelite Corporation.

 

Bakelite Museum Collection

Printed material and a photograph from the Bakelite Museum in England

 

Belva Green Papers

Papers of the author, editor and comb collector.

 

Ben Seibel Papers

American industrial designer, particularly of tableware. Collection includes catalogs, design sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, correspondence, and a considerable number of items of table- and kitchen-ware (china, metal, stoneware, plaster, steel, glass, wood).

 

Betty Miller Papers

Files, correspondence, photographs, printed material, posters, and artifacts (hair combs) relating to Betty Miller and the Miller Comb Museum

 

Bolta Products Collection

Collection includes product literature and advertisements for Boltaware, and blueprints for pieces of Boltaware.

 

British Celanese Ltd. Letter

Letter from H. W. Walsh describing visit to British Celanese Ltd.

 

Bruce H. Maddock Papers

Personal patents, writings, and schematics from Union Carbide Plastics Division employee Bruce H. Maddock.

 

Claude Hill Image Collection

Collection consists largely of slides, and three filmstrips, of plastic applications and industrial processes related to plastics collected by Claude Hill during his career as a professor of Plastics Engineering Technology, 1965-1995.

 

Ed Michaels Papers

Collection contains papers, reports and newspaper articles on resin transfer molding, including the renovation of the Truman balcony at the White House; photographs and slides from Michaels' career and the products he created; and videotapes.

 

Edward Hellmich Papers

Photographs, company documents, memorabilia and artifacts relating to Edward J. Hellmich, co-founder of The Branchell Company and Hellmich Manufacturing Corp, which designed, manufactured, and sold melamine dinnerware

 

Edwin F. Bushman Papers

Collection contains correspondence, technical reports, product literature, photographs, hand drawings, technical drawings and blueprints that relate to acrylic and fiberglass production.

 

Erik Furholmen Papers

Patent information, technical reports, publicity, company data, product data; bulk relates to Chicago Molded Plastics Corporation and some of its products.

 

Evarts G. Loomis Company Collection of Hydraulic Sheeter Drawings

Collection consists of copies of 16 drawings, a materials list, and instructions for installation, operations and maintenance related to a hydraulic sheeter.