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: Hamilton Watch Company Melamine Dial Showing Cracks, c.1952. In October 1946, the Hamilton Watch Company began manufacturing watch dials using melamine, a thermoplastic material that had recently been commercialized..
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.