The Glamorous Women of the Spruance Rayon Plant

From DuPont's Better Living magazine (Sep/Oct 1949):

they are six of the 800 women employees at Spruance rayon plant.

These Virginia beauties have been photographed in a distinctive style, developed by leading U.S. lensmen to create an aura of glamour about their subjects. Such pictures have helped establish American women as the world's most glamorous...

They bespeak the beauty of Virginia women and qualify the Du Pont girls to rank with Hollywood's and Park Avenue's best as representatives of U.S. glamour.

I'm intrigued by their job titles. What in the world is a "slashing creel operator" or a "throwing operator"?

Some info about the Spruance Rayon Plant: Richmond Times-Dispatch

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 12, 2021
     Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues | Industry, Factories and Manufacturing | 1940s





Comments
A little googling reveals this: https://www.textilecoach.net/post/creels-in-sizing. It seems that an over/under creel "is used for slashing spun warp yarns of synthetic fibers and cotton." And this: https://www.cottonworks.com/encyclopedia-item/slashing/.

It's interesting that, unlike typical descriptions of glamorous women, the only measurements given are their heights.
Posted by ges on 07/12/21 at 07:39 AM
Any company attempting to do this today had better have plenty of lawyers on retainer…
Posted by Brian on 07/12/21 at 04:14 PM
A little bit of mascara and a soft focus lens will do wonders for nearly anyone.
Posted by KDP on 07/12/21 at 06:39 PM
It would be disconcerting to find out that your blind date is an expert at creel slashing or throwing.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 07/13/21 at 11:15 AM









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