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After years of acrimonious contention, both disputes were settled in 1922 when General Bakelite acquired Condensite and Redmanol. Meanwhile, General Bakelite was gradually becoming an important supplier to American manufacturers. In 1911 the company produced less than one and one-half tons of Bakelite. However, it quickly gained acceptance as a low-cost substitute for ivory in the manufacture of billiard balls. It also became popular as a replacement for hard rubber in a number of applications, as well as a primary material in the manufacture of electrical items.
The First Century of Plastics. London: Chameleon Press, 1970. ” Chemical Achievers: The Human Face of Chemical Science. Available online. html. Downloaded on June 30, 2009. Bañuelos, Romana Acosta (1925–â•… )â•‡ entrepreneur in Mexican food One of the more interesting Hispanic entrepreneurs in American history is Romana Bañuelos. An American citizen by birth, she rose from being a teenage mother of two who lived on an isolated ranch in Mexico to become the treasurer of the United States. Along the way, she founded one of the most successful ethnic food companies in the United States and served as president of the first bank owned and operated by Mexican Americans.
His father, Moses, was a newspaper publisher, and his mother, Nancy, was a homemaker. In 1838 he completed his private school education in Monson, Massachusetts, then moved with his family to New York City where his father had just purchased the New York Sun. In 1847 Beach married Harriet Eliza Holbrook with whom he had two children. In 1848 he and his brother assumed control of the Sun when their father retired. In 1852 Beach sold his share of the Sun to his brother in order to become coeditor and part owner of Scientific American magazine as well as supervisor of the Scientific American Patent Agency.