Anticipating "The Graduate" by 20 years, the January, 1947 ad from Mechanix Illustrated asks, "Have you considered a career in PLASTICS?"
YOU MAKE THINGS-To give you practical experience in working with plastics, we supply handsome, colorful, rods, sheets and tubes of plastics from which you can if you wish, make useful, attractive creations. You cement, saw, buff, form, dye, decorate, cast and laminate various types of plastics. You design plastic articles--develop your own ideas. You may earn money while learning.Have you considered a career in PLASTICS? (Jan, 1947)
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