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Various newspaper articles and a company newsletter
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Relive the moments of the Lustron years! Review articles from the New York Times, as well as local Ohio papers that detail the rise of Carl Strandlund's company to the beginning of its downfall in 1948 as the company was forced to layoff 800 workers due to budget constraints. Get an inside look at the corporation through the company newsletters, written by the entrepreneur himself. Finally, read a 1948 Housing Expediter's letter expressing concerns over Lustron's use of government funds and an attempt to head-off the company's inevitable doom.

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Newspaper articles

Company newsletters

1948 Housing Expediter letter





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