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Edward Bader, 1956 November 23

1956 November 23
 File — Box: 2, Reel: 32
Accession: 1970-370


  • 1956 November 23


Biographical Note

Edward Bader (b. 1872) was a machinist at Hagley, hired directly by Francis G. du Pont, who was impressed with his looks and his drive. Bader helped to build Centennial Gate in 1902 as well as the gasoline locomotive.

Scope and Content

Interviewers: Joseph P. Monigle and Norman B. Wilkinson

Bader's interview offers details on many aspects of workers' lives in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including pay rates, the workers' homes, and the conditions in the laboratory. He recounts many different explosions, including the 1906 explosion that killed "Buck" Buchanan, the 1908 Press Room Explosion, the Packing House Explosion, one that occurred in the mill, and another that occurred in 1915. His interview also details his impressions of various members of the du Pont family, including Francis G., Lammot, Alfred I., Pierre S., Alexis, and Francis I.

General Physical Description note

sound tape reel : 3.75 ips. TRT 1:07:05.


Box 2, Reel 32

Existence and Location of Copies note

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Additional Information


From the Collection: 5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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Repository Details

Repository Details

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