The Story of Silica Gel 1930 vintage promotional Silica Gel Corporation (Baltimore, Maryland) publication ~ chemical industry


Title: The Story of Silica Gel: A non-technical explanation of a new force in industry

Author: Compiled by the executive and technical staff of The Silica Gel Corporation and edited by James C. Patterson, Vice-President

Description: Saddle-stitched in card covers. Covers show a little fading and front has a small library call number label (no other library markings anywhere). 50 pages. 11.5 x 8 inches. Scarce. Two copies located on OCLC (Harvard, U. of Chicago).

1930 publication promoting the industrial and commercial uses of Silica Gel, featuring more than 20 photographs and several other illustrations, demonstrating its use in dehydration, air conditioning and refrigeration. Published by the Silica Gel Corporation, which was founded in 1921 by Davison Chemical Company.

Describes Silica Gel's application in industrial dehydration (e.g. blast furnaces, the chemical and electrical industry, the production of dry ice); in the air conditioning of very large structures (e.g. the Baltimore Trust Building) and for homes; for hospital humidity control (e.g. treatment of pneumonia at Harlem Hospital); for commercial refrigeration and iceless refrigerated delivery trucks and train cars; for refining; and for the recovery of solvents. Also mentions military use, including research in application to gas masks, and shows some of the company's therapeutic products (Silantox, Silox, Kyrox, and Norsiko toothpaste).

Binding: Soft cover/Wraps
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: The Silica Gel Corporation
Place: [Baltimore, Maryland]
Year: 1930

Keywords: silicon dioxide, industry, applications, Davison Chemical Company,

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