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"Threshold of Tomorrow" film

Creation: circa 1960s
 Collection
Accession: 2014-253

Abstract

The Masonite Corporation was a construction and interior design company established in 1925 by William H. Mason (1877-1940) as the Mason Fibre Co. This item is a sponsored public relations film by the Masonite Corporation about their advanced production of wood products that are "wood better than wood." The technology of wood and creative industrial process of creating 'hardwood,' siding, panelling, and a great range of products.

Dates

  • Creation: circa 1960s

Creator

Extent

1 item(s)

General Physical Description

1 reel (800 ft) : sd., col. ; 16mm.

Historical Note

The Masonite Corporation was a construction and interior design company established in 1925 by William H. Mason (1877-1940) as the Mason Fibre Co. Mason was an engineer and inventor who created Masonite in 1924, a durable wood product made from pressing wood chips. Masonite hardboard was used for paneling for interior and exterior walls, doors, and furniture. The Masonite Corporation grew considerably throughout the 1930s and 1940s. In 1960, the company built a research and development center with the purpose of developing new products and innovative processes.

In 2001 the Masonite Corporation was purchased by the Premdor Corporation, a door manufacturing company. In 2002 Premdor changed its name to Masonite International Corporation.

Scope and Content

A sponsored public relations film by the Masonite Corporation about their advanced production of wood products that are "wood better than wood." The technology of wood and creative industrial process of creating 'hardwood,' siding, panelling, and a great range of products. Also, the film touches on foam urathane. The second half covers innovation, not only in product and design, but how the corporation goes above and beyond to be ecologically responsive. Logging, reforestation, and breeding superior trees, also oil drilling where trees were. Purification of water used in the process. Wastes converted to many useful products such as fish food and instant lawns.

Access Restrictions

This item is available for research.

Film material is housed in cold storage and must reacclimate prior to viewing. Please contact the Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department at least 48 hours in advance of research visit.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Threshold of Tomorrow film
Status:
Author:
Laurie Sather, 2016.
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

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