MANUFACTURING: Done with Mirrors

When famed German Chemist Baron Justus von Liebig made the first modern mirror 105 years ago, he poured his new silvering solution from a laboratory beaker on a pane of glass, gave humanity the best look at itself it had ever had.* He also left a formula which U. S. manufacturers used last year, little changed, to turn out some $50,000,000 worth of mirrors for thousands of uses from microscopes to cocktail bars. The curious fact about the industry was that it had never been able to make a substantial improvement on Liebig's method. In most of the 500 U....

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