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Collection Title:
Creator:
Foster Grant (Firm)
Inclusive Dates:
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989, 
Abstract:
Foster Grant was an American plastics molding and manufacturing firm specializing in eyewear. Originally founded in 1919 by Sam Foster to produce ladies hair accessories, the first piece of eyewear sold in 1929 at the Woolworth in Atlantic City. Collection contains company publications and sales materials including a training binder from the 1970s containing photographs and handwritten directions on how to create an epoxy mold; and photographs of die molds, Foster Grant products from World War II and sales displays.
Type of Material:
Sunglasses.
Photographs.
Promotional materials.
Training manuals.
Subject:
Business and Industry
Plastics
Plastics industry and trade.
Sunglasses industry.
Sunglasses.
Eyeglasses.
Plastics -- Molds.
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Collection Title:
Creator:
Winfield, Armand G.
Inclusive Dates:
1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991, 
Abstract:
Collection contains the professional and personal papers of Armand G. Winfield. It focuses on the client files of Winfield's consulting company, which he formed in 1964.
Type of Material:
Catalogs.
Correspondence.
Business papers.
Newsletters.
Research files.
Technical reports.
Technical drawings.
Subject:
Colombia.
Santa Fe (N.M.).
Businessmen.
Consultants.
Inventors.
Business and Industry
Industrial Design
Plastics
Antiques.
Plastics in building.
Plastics industry and trade.
Plastics -- Research.
Plastics as art material.