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Unformatted text preview: eventually steal his idea, and he never makes any money, his work in the lab translated into a great industrial achievement, just in time for the automobile revolution. In another example, the work of Williams Henry Perkin led to the new synthetic dye industry, one that would go hand in hand with the booming textile industry of the time. Perkins, in another miracle mistake, creates the dye mauveine, which is a deep shade of purple. This is revolutionary because until then natural dyes in colors such as purple were rare and therefore expensive. Manufacturing the dye would allow for a more controlled production of the substance that could keep pace with the textile industry....
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course HIST 175 taught by Professor Friedel during the Spring '08 term at Maryland.
- Spring '08