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Bakelite Sample Disc

TitleBakelite Sample Disc
Object NameBakelite Sample Disc
Manufactured ByBakelite Corp.
DescriptionDegraded cellulose acetate made in CA pilot plant 1938- 1941. Degradation probably cause by insufficient washing of acid over 70 plus years. A residue of H2SO4 (Sulfuric acid) catalyst has caused the obvious damage. It is not generally known that Bakelite attempted to get into this thermoplastic field.
Date Manufactured1938- 1941
MaterialCellulose Acetate
Manufacturing ProcessCompression Molded, Compression Press, Hydraulic. Control Hydraulic Pressure System.
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2011.066.01
DonorGift of George Marshall Naul
Broad SubjectMaterial Samples
SubjectsPlastic Manufacturing
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