The Nylon Drama


Subject:
Technology , Industries , Chemical , Textile , Plastics

Description:
This essay describes how "the tension between a pure-science idealist and a pragmatic corporation resulted in an artificial fiber of historic importance and the biggest money-maker in the history of Du Pont." Includes a description of the beginning of the project in the 1920s through the announcement of nylon's invention for the 1939 New York World's Fair. From the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.

Creator:
Hounshell, David A.; Smith, John Kenly

Publisher:
Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, Smithsonian Institution

Language:
English

Source:
http://invention.smithsonian.org/centerpieces/whole_cloth/u7sf/u7materials/nylondrama.html


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