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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
1
Plastics as art material.
1
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.

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.

 

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 and printed material related to the Bakelite Corporation.

 

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).

 

Bolta Products Collection

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

 

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 films.

 

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.

 

F. Reed Estabrook Papers

Contains the personal and professional papers of F. Reed Estabrook, businessman in the plastics field.

 

F. W. Gray Comb Designs

Collection consists of two scrapbooks containing templates of designs for plastic hair combs. The templates are pasted onto the pages of printed books.

 

Foster Grant Collection

Foster Grant was an American plastics molding and manufacturing firm specializing in eyewear. Originally founded in 1919 by Sam Foster to produce ladies hair accessories, the first piece of eyewear sold in 1929 at the Woolworth in Atlantic City. Collection contains company publications and sales materials including a training binder from the 1970s containing photographs and handwritten directions on how to create an epoxy mold; and photographs of die molds, Foster Grant products from World War II and sales displays.

 

Fred Conley Collection

Clippings, memorabilia, photographs of the American plastics pioneer.

 

George Friese Collection of Plastics Union Ephemera

Collection consists of union-related pieces of ephemera from George Friese’s career in the plastics industry in the Leominster, Massachusetts area.

 

George Marshall Papers

Collection contains correspondence from Wasco Chemical from 1959, photographs of plastics manufacturing facilities, plastics industry-related publications, and piping diagrams for a factory for Great American Plastics in Fitchburg, MA.

 

Gerard Designs Collection of Mold Drawings

Collection consists of drawings of molds created by Gerard Designs for various companies in the plastics and other industries. Most drawings contain initials of Robert McGee.

 

Irvin I. Rubin Papers

Professional papers related to the career of Plastics Hall of Fame member Irvin I. Rubin; including correspondence, company records, illustrations and other materials related to injection molding companies Robinson Plastics Corp. and Irvin I. Rubin Plastics Corp.; texts and illustrations used in Rubin's writing about injection molding; and copies of many of his publications.