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The Bakelite Travelcade

Bakelite was one of the first plastics made from synthetic components. It was developed in 1907 by the chemist Leo Baekeland. Bakelite was advertised as a material of more than a thousand uses. It was used for its electrical nonconductivity … Continue reading

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Chicago Fair of 1950

The Chicago Fair of 1950 was held from June 24 to September 4.  It was held on the same lake front site as the Chicago Railroad Fairs of 1948 and 1949. The official symbol of the Chicago Fair was The … Continue reading

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