Alleged Dye Monopoly; Hearingson S. Res. 771922

Alleged Dye Monopoly; Hearingson S. Res. 771922

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...had, of course, produced in a very large way. Aside from me the Dow Chemical Co. had just colne into production, and there was also a little plant around Boston--I think it was called the Chemical Products Co.--and Doctor Morck was the chemist; they got Into production of a very small amount. Had the war continued we would have been able to supply all that was necessary. But tlie need for this material was so great they would stand around and wait until you turned out a little bit, and they were forced, as a matter of fact, to buy up film scrap, and that means photographic films which had already been used. They used to dissolve those photographic films and throw out the silver they contained and then used the resulting material for wing dope. That is how badly off we were at that time for a product that there was one manufacturer at least in the United States who did know how to make it. Now, as to the reason why the Eastman Kodak Co. pot into that business is liecause there was quite some agitation at the time, and, as a matter of fact, to s certain extent there is agitation now; and, I believe, Senator, this will Interest you because it comes from California. The moving-picture business is growing, as you know, and every once in a while you hear of an explosion or a fire in a moving-picture place. These moving-picture films are made of nitrocellulose, the same explosive material, and while there is a method of flreproofing, yet the method is not very effective. The Eastman Kodak Co. thought they would hfine a nonexplosive film on the market, and since the war they have introduced that film. I have not followed it very much because I got out of the cellulose n n - bra ir prod-acetate business. But aside from them there...show more

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  • Paperback | 1018 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236668138
  • 9781236668134