Cellulose Acetate Manufacture and Acetate Dope Airplane Coating Report

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.XXXX.0765
Creators:
Worden, Edward C.
Dates:
bulk 1916-1918
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.36 Cubic feet
(1 box)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
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Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Henri and Camille Dreyfus, brothers from Switzerland, set up several factories devoted to the manufacture of cellulose acetate in the early 1900s. One of the uses of cellulose acetate was as aircraft dope to waterproof and harden the fabric covering airplane wings. At the onset of World War I, aircraft dope was in great demand. The Dreyfus brothers soon focused their efforts solely on the manufacture of aircraft dope and in 1917 agreed to build a factory in Cumberland, Maryland. This factory, however, was not completed until after the end of World War I.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Unknown

Using the Collection
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Preferred Citation
Cellulose Acetate Manufacture and Acetate Dope Airplane Coating Report, Accession number XXXX-0765, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
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Repository Contact
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