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View of Horton Spheres storing butadiene and styrene, two chief ingredients of buna-S synthetic rubber at the Polymer Corporation plant. 


Sept. 1944


Sarnia, Ont.

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1 photograph
Negative Film B/W - cellulose nitrate
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
Item no. (creator)
WRM 4838
Other accession no.
1971-271 NPC

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Credit: Ronny Jaques / National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada /
Restrictions on use: nil
Copyright: Expired

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"POLYMER RUBBER CORPORATION, SARNIA, Ontario. Like giant balloons, 13 Horton spheres dot the 185-acre grounds of the Government-owned Polymer Corporation plant near Sarnia, Ontario, where synthetic rubber is made. The spheres in this picture are storage tanks for butadiene and styrene, the two chief ingredients of buna-S rubber. The spheres are encircled by water pipes which turn..."


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