I am writing to thank Bill Bregar and the other staff for the Aug. 6 issue of Plastics News, “Celebrating a Century of Plastics.” It was a totally interesting read that contained some information that I was not aware of.
My wife, Patsy, and I had lunch with Susan Mossman in London this past July. We toured Susan's new “100 Years of Plastics” exhibit at the Science Museum, which is very well done.
On the following weekend, we were able to attend the British Plastics Historical Society's celebration of the “Century of Dr. Baekeland's Invention of Bakelite,” held at Stratford-upon-Avon. John Russell, PHS chairman and a longtime Bakelite employee in the United Kingdom, gave the keynote address. The floods in the Midlands made traveling an adventure. Some people couldn't get through to the event, but it was still a success.
The Europeans are definitely much more interested in the history of things than Americans. Be that as it may, I believe the vast majority of your subscribers will read and enjoy all of the issue's historical articles.
Please accept my compliments on an important job done well.
Glenn L. Beall