Saturday, October 24, 2015

THis Day In History (1939): First Nylon Stockings Sold

In 1939, nylon stockings went on sale in the U.S. for the first time to employees at DuPont's Wilmington, Delaware nylon factory. Nationwide sales began on 15 May 1940.

Art © Bruce Timm; Black Canary © DC Comics

The modern materials revolution began in 1938 with DuPont's commercialization of their nylon product, which was the first man-made fibre to be made exclusively from mineral sources. “Nylons,” as they were soon called, eventually replaced silk stockings. link