- 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 apron is made of that material.
- Ref: “Research Spurs New Rubber Uses,” New York Times (Oct. 24, 1935), p. 7.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Kitchen Apron
- Koroseal Apron
- Date made
- overall: 122 cm x 91 cm; 48 1/16 in x 35 13/16 in
- overall: 2 7/8 in x 18 1/2 in x 12 1/2 in; 7.3025 cm x 46.99 cm x 31.75 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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