11 Things You Might Not Know About Nylon
Nylon was the first fiber to be totally manmade and its invention changed the world. 4 million pairs of nylon stockings were sold in just two days after they went on sale in 1940. Chemist Wallace H. Carothers who created nylon never did get to see his success as after suffering years of depression, he committed suicide in 1936.
- DuPont sold four million pairs of nylon stockings in two days after they went on general sale to the public on May 15, 1940, at $1.15 each and in 1941 sales totaled $25 million.
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