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Sample Kit, The Miracle of Rayon: Part 1 Viscose Process

This is a Sample kit. It was manufactured by American Viscose Corporation. It is dated 1946 and we acquired it in 1946. Its medium is paper board, paper, wood, glass, wax paper, rayon. It is a part of the Textiles department.

The American Viscose Corporation was one of the leading domestic manufacturers of rayon, the first semi-synthetic fiber. This educational booklet was part of the company's marketing campaign to promote viscose rayon as a modern and technologically innovative product that was an affordable, good quality alternative to natural silk.

It is credited Gift of American Viscose Corp..

Its dimensions are

Open: 29.2 × 77.5 cm (11 1/2 × 30 1/2 in.)

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Sample Kit, The Miracle of Rayon: Part 1 Viscose Process; Manufactured by American Viscose Corporation ; USA; paper board, paper, wood, glass, wax paper, rayon; Open: 29.2 × 77.5 cm (11 1/2 × 30 1/2 in.); Gift of American Viscose Corp.; 1946-43-8

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Plastics.

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