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Production Plastic material made by a new process

Overcoming metal shortage is a big problem in trailer manufacture.

Western Trailer Company of Los Angeles has been able to replace metal fenders (wheel wells) successfully with plastic material made by a new process.

Paper of forty pounds weight runs from rolls to a tent containing a glue-like solution. After it absorbs this solution, the operator breaks its stiffness by wadding and squeezing.

April 1942

Source: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Photograph Collection;  Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

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