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.

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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.


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.


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.