Pictured: Newspaper Excerpt Featuring Melamine Dinnerware, The Evening Eagle (Wichita, Kansas), November 11, 1953. Melamine was initially discovered by German chemist Justus von Liebig in 1834. Despite having unique properties,.
Pictured: Portrait of German Chemist Justus von Liebig The Hamilton Watch Company began exploring alternative materials for watch dials in the 1940s. In October 1946, the company officially adopted melamine.
Pictured: The Lancaster Watch Company Factory, Published in History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania by Ellis and Evans, 1883 The accompanying image represents the Lancaster Watch Company factory as it appeared.
Pictured: Celluloid “French Ivory” Watch Dials from the Keystone Watch Company In seeking an inexpensive alternative to standard enamel dials, the Keystone Watch Company introduced a watch dial manufactured from.
Pictured: Hamilton 8112 Ferguson Dial, Made for Hamilton Watches, c.1915. Louis Buck Ferguson iterated through several early variants of his unique railroad dial before settling on the design widely recognized.
In 1911, the Hamilton Watch Company published a beautiful booklet with a simple dedication: “To the railroad men of America, that most efficient body of men who have made known.