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[[start page]] 46 [[margin - First spelling of Bakalite many mysterious reactions with which Thurlow has been struggling unsuccessfully since over a year. See laboratory notes marks CLS and BKL. I consider this days very successful work which has put me on the knot of several new and interesting products which may have a wide application as [[underline]] plastics [[/underline]] and [[underline]] varnishes. [[underline]] Have applied for a patent for a substance which I shall call Bakalite. [[/underline]] Have found also a very practical solution for [[end page]] [[start page]] 47 improving Novolak and make it practical as a varnish. All this work has been carried out while Thurlow was in Detroit showing to Berry Brothers how to deodorize Novolak. I am sure he will be surprised to hear about all what I have accomplished in so short a time. June 22. Reluctantly I had to participate at the Shore dinner of the Verien deutreler Chemists. We all assembled at Comptroller Metz office which is in the [[end page]]
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