Garden Hose

Garden Hose

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In 1935, while working for B. F. Goodrich and searching for a synthetic rubber, a chemical engineer named Waldo Lonsbery Semon developed a rubber-like plastic that was technically termed vinyl chloride, and popularly known as Koroseal. This garden hose is made from the first experimental batch of that material.
Ref: “Research Spurs New Rubber Uses,” New York Times (Oct. 24, 1935), p. 7.
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Object Name
Garden Hose
Koroseal Garden Hose
Date made
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 144 in x 1 in; 365.76 cm x 2.54 cm
overall coiled: 4 in x 14 3/4 in; 10.16 cm x 37.465 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of the B. F. Goodrich Company
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National Museum of American History
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