- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Garden Hose
- Koroseal Garden Hose
- Date made
- 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
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of the B. F. Goodrich Company
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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