Gordon M. Kline photographs1945
Gordon M. Kline (1903-1981), earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Maryland in 1934, served as a technical investigator for the U.S. Army in Germany in 1945. These are three snapshot photographs of Dr. G. M. Kline and research team in Troisdorf, Germany, June 1945.
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3 photographic prints : b&w ; 4 x 5 in. or smaller.
Gordon M. Kline (1903-1981) earned Ph.D. in chemistry from University of Maryland in 1934. In 1929 Kline began working at the Plastics Section of the National Bureau of Standards. He became Chief of the Technical Division in 1935. The next year he was named technical editor of MODERN PLASTICS, the industry's major trade journal. In 1942, at the request of the British Ministry Supply, Kline was sent to Great Britain to advise plastic manufacturers about possible military applications for this new material. In 1945 he served as a technical investigator for the U.S. Army in Germany, visiting major plastic plants and compiling reports on German technological developments. After the War at the request of the Librarian of Congress, Dr. Kline and the National Bureau of Standards became involved in an effort to preserve the Declaration of Independence and Constitution in such a way as to permit them to be on permanent exhibit. Kline retired from the National Bureau of Standards in 1964. He was inducted into the Plastics Hall of Fame in 1973. He continued to serve on the editorial board of MODERN PLASTICS until 1981.
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Three snapshot photographs of Dr. G. M. Kline and research team in Troisdorf, Germany, June 1945. One photograph shows Dr. Kline with a "molded phenolic accumulator box", June 15, 1945. A second photograph shows "Kline, Goggin, DeBell and Gloor in front of Kline's staff car" taken "at entry of Dynamit AG, Troisdorf, W. Germany." The third photograph shows British and U.S. plastic teams in Troisdorf.
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