1938 Canada Courtaulds ‘Rayon Reporter’ magazine Vol 1 Num 1

$13.00 CAD

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Industry publication that talks about rayon as a product as well as its use in fashion

On back is a reply card to confirm mailing address, held to magazine by rusty paper clip. Name on it is “John Wesley Heaslip Lansdowne Ont.

16 pages

Paper clip holding mailing card has rusted and affected where contact. Front and back have small area where rubbed…back has small hole in that area.

27 ½  x 21 ½ cm


Rayon, also called viscose and commercialised in some countries as sabra silk or cactus silk, is a semi-synthetic fiber, made from natural sources of regenerated cellulose, such as wood and related agricultural products.

The first commercial viscose rayon was produced by the UK company Courtaulds Fibres in November 1905. In the UK, rayon production enjoyed tariff protection earlier than most other industries. Courtaulds formed an American division, American Viscose (later known as Avtex Fibers), to produce their formulation in the US in 1910. The name "rayon" was adopted in 1924