E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Spruance plant panoramic photographCreation: 1935 March 12
In 1927 the DuPont Company constructed a plant to manufacture viscose rayon. This panoramic photograph depicts an overview of the DuPont Company's Spruance Plant in Richmond, Virginia.
- Creation: 1935 March 12
- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company (Organization)
General Physical Description
1 photographic print : panoramic photograph ; 9.5 x 38 in.
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). The du Pont’s purchased a mill site on the banks of the Brandywine River just North of Wilmington, Delaware. During wartime the company was a major supplier for the United States government. During peacetime, the company marketed their product towards sportsmen and hunters. Throughout the 1900s and 1910s, the company shifted its focus away from gunpowder production and towards chemistry innovations.
The DuPont Company constructed a plant to manufacture viscose rayon in Richmond in 1927. It also later made cellophane, which is the same material as viscose rayon, only in flat rather than filament form. In December 1935 the site was named the Spruance Plant in honor of DuPont Vice President William C. Spruance (1873-1935).
Scope and Content
Overview of the DuPont Company's Spruance Plant in Richmond, Virginia.
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- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Spruance Plant (Organization)
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- E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Spruance plant panoramic photograph
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