Titanine, Incorporated (Union City, New Jersey)

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Titanine, Incorporated (Union City, New Jersey) was an industrial company which produced finishes for the aircraft industry. [1] This included lacquers and aircraft dope. [2] The company was founded by the English company Titanine Ltd

Aircraft dope

Aircraft dope is a plasticised lacquer that is applied to fabric-covered aircraft. It tightens and stiffens fabric stretched over airframes, which renders them airtight and weatherproof.

Titanine received a joint United States Army and United States Navy award for excellence in contributing to the World War II effort. The citation was presented in October 1942. [3] The award was given to Eric G. Davis, General Manager of Titanine, on November 20, 1942. [4]

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The company owned land in Brooklyn, New York. A vacant plot at Varick Avenue and Meeker Avenue was sold by the firm in June 1959. [5]

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  1. Executive Changes, New York Times, August 1, 1953, pg. 23.
  2. "Eric Gordon Davis, Expert On Lacquer." The New York Times, December 19, 1956, p. 31.
  3. "27 More Concerns To Get Army-Navy E." The New York Times, October 27, 1942, p. 46.
  4. "Article 12-No Title." The New York Times, November 21, 1942, p. 18.
  5. "2 Plots And House Bought In Brooklyn." The New York Times, June 8, 1959, p. 44.