Nylon production, 1950s

Nylon production, 1950s

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Caption: Nylon production. Workers operating polymerization autoclaves in a DuPont nylon factory. In these receptacles the chemical process known as polymerization takes place. Nylon was a new material discovered by the DuPont Company in 1935. Full-scale production started in 1939, and nylon was used in a variety of products such as toothbrushes and stockings. Photographed in around the 1950s.

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