Nylon Thread


Created in DuPont’s Fundamental Research Laboratory in Wilmington, De., and unveiled by chemist Wallace H. Carothers on Feb. 28, 1935, Nylon 6,6 was the basis of what would soon become the first commercially successful synthetic thermoplastic polymer. This early example of Nylon 6,6 is wound on a spool marked “153 / 45-15-4 / 20 Z / Dull / Unsized.”

Date Made: before 1939pre 1939

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Herman Schneider

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1982.0140.01Catalog Number: 1982.0140.01Accession Number: 1982.0140

Object Name: Nylon Thread

Measurements: spool: 105 mm x 90 mm; 4 1/8 in x 3 9/16 inoverall: 4 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 10.795 cm x 9.525 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e6ce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_576

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