replica of marlex discovery reactor, unassembled

replica of marlex discovery reactor, unassembled

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J. Paul Hogan (1919-2012) and Robert Banks (1921-1989) were chemists working for Phillips Petroleum when they invented a high-density polyethylene that would be trademarked Marlex. The two received the Perkin Award Medal for this work in 1987
Ref: “Announcing Marlex,” ad in New York Times (May 9, 1955), p. C24.
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Object Name
replica of marlex discovery reactor, unassembled
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
smaller pipe: 698 mm x 77 mm x 77 mm; 27 1/2 in x 3 1/16 in x 3 1/16 in
larger pipe: 889 mm x 134 mm x 64 mm; 35 in x 5 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in
overall; gauge in housing: 3 5/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 7.3025 cm x 3.4925 cm
overall; large pipe: 34 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 86.995 cm x 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm
overall; small pipe: 27 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 69.215 cm x 5.715 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Phillips Petroleum Co.
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