Pictured: Closeup of Hamilton Watch Company Melamine Dial Showing Cracks, c.1952. After the experimental batches of the new melamine dials proved to be a success, the Hamilton Watch Company met.
Pictured: Melamine Dials Throughout Production, Excerpt from “Research Provides New Materials For R.R. Type Dials,” Timely Topics, July 1953. Following extensive experimentation with nearly forty materials to find a suitable.
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.