Plastic Bottle

Plastic Bottle

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Description
According to the donor, this is the first blow-molded plastic bottle, and it was made at an experiment station in 1938. It is thus reasonable to assume that it was associated with the first plastic blow molding machine developed by Enoch Ferngren and William Kopitke. A paper once associated with the bottle read “Formula Y—Lot 1041—13/16” extrusion—Tubes 370—Compression 400.”
Ref: Enoch Ferngren and William Kopitke, “Apparatus for Forming Hollow Articles from Organic Plastic Material,” U.S. Patent 2,175,154 (October 3, 1939), assigned to the Plax Corporation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Plastic Bottle
Date made
1938
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
opening: 51 mm; x 2 in
overall: 165 mm x 70 mm; 6 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in
overall: 6 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 16.51 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
1983.0626.05
catalog number
1983.0626.05
accession number
1983.0626
Credit Line
Gift of J. Harry DuBois
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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