Nylon production, 1940s

Nylon production, 1940s

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Credit: HAGLEY MUSEUM AND ARCHIVE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Nylon production. Factory worker checking the denier machine at a nylon production factory. This machine is used to obtain, weigh and check samples of uniform length from bobbins that come from the spinning machine. 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 1940s.

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