John W. Thomas

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-4185]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1945

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2009-4185

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Summary

The Gold Medal of the American Institute of Chemists was presented on May 11, 1945, to John W. Thomas, Chairman of the Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, during ceremonies in the Deshler-Wallick Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Thomas (right) held the Medal as he was congratulated by Dr. Gustav Egloff (1886-1955) (left), President of the Institute. Mr. Thomas was honored for his nearly forty years of leadership in rubber research, and for achievements made under his direction in the development and production of synthetic rubber. Dr. E. L. Luaces of Dayton, Ohio, chairman of the Miami Valley Chapter of the Institute, is visible in the background.

Subject

  • Thomas, John W
  • Egloff, Gustav 1886-
  • Luaces, E. L
  • American Institute of Chemists
  • Firestone Tire and Rubber Company

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2009-4185

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1945
  • May 29, 1945

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Topic

Chemistry

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2009-4185]

Physical description

Gelatin silver prints; 9.00 x 7.12

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