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Acrylite Sample

TitleAcrylite Sample
Object NameAcrylite Sample
Manufactured ByWasco Products, Inc."(Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Description"Acrylite" samples of different sizes, colors and patterns, marketed by Wasco Products, Co. Wasco was founded in 1935 as the Flashing Company in Cambridge, MA to manufacture a revolutionary through-wall flashing system, but by 1949 had introduced an acrylic dome skylight and from then on specilized in skylight design and construction. Wasco was purchased by American Cyanamid in 1966. Flashing and skylight operations were spun on in 1969 and renamed Wasco Products, Inc. As the use of these samples of American Cyanamid Acrylite demonstrates, the two companies remained associated. In the 1970s the company developed vinyl framing for its glass skylights. The company continues today as the Wasco Skylight Company, still with a wide range of plastic skylight options. See:
Date Manufacturedafter 1969
MaterialPolymethyl methacrylate - Acrylic (PMMA)
Material Trade NameAkrylite
Number of Objects26
Accession Number2003.1257
DonorGift of National Plastics Center. Gift of Armand G. Winfield, International Plastics Consultant, in memory of Barbara LaBarge Winfield
Broad SubjectMaterial Samples
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