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The History of Minwax® and our Commitment to Environmental Responsibility

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在熟悉的黄色标签背后的故事

1904

was a year of astonishing progress. The discoveries made that year heralded the beginnings of whole new industries and the founding of many new companies. One company in particular was founded in Brooklyn, New York, by Arthur B. Harrison. It would later come to be known as the Minwax Company.

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History Begins for Minwax®

At the exact moment Wilbur and Orville Wright were struggling to keep their new invention in the air over Kitty Hawk, NC, Arthur B. Harrison was at work in New York City testing his new waterproofing and damp-resistant materials to see if they would keep the air's moisture out of homes and buildings. In 1904, Arthur B. Harrison persuaded his employer at Clifford I. Miller Company, a plaster manufacturer, that a plant producing his materials could be a profitable venture. Mr. Miller agreed, though little realizing that someday Mr. Harrison's enterprise would produce the Rolls Royce of wood finishing products. In 1910, Mr. Harrison purchased the Miller interests, and four years later he incorporated his business under the name Minwax®.

发现在埃及艳后的针

到1916年,该公司已经扩大和整个哈德逊河移动到克利夫顿,新泽西州大工厂设施。哈里森先生,到那个时候,在防水领域的公认的专家。事实上,今天的膜防水,一直沿用至今,是他早期的发明之一。

除了一般的建筑和工程项目,Minwax公司经常要求工程师显著历史意义防水工程。埃及艳后的针,在中央公园的埃及方尖碑,是几千年历史,当它抵达纽约。然而,考古学家很快就意识到,从沙漠到北美气候变化正在加速纪念碑的恶化。帮助维护它的Minwax公司的防水技术进行了呼吁。

在那个时间点,石结构由燃烧石蜡到石材本身防水。埃及艳后的针是这个过于细腻。燃烧的石蜡会变黑的石头,并破坏其上的象形文字标记。为了避免这种情况,哈里森先生开发含链烷烃,将穿透和密封用刷子应用石液化公式。

一个木支架是围绕碑为项目搭建。而在准备刷牙,工人们注意到,打点滴和泄漏的脚手架上美化木。事实上,脚手架看起来像它已被处理成糊状蜡磨光,但它为不滑,走路上。

配方精制并介绍给谁开始,将其指定为公共建筑和美好家园在地板和木制品广泛使用的建筑师。

Entry into the DIY Field

在20世纪40年代末和50年代初,Minwax®搬进了消费市场。According to R. W. Harrison, Jr., a grandson of Arthur B. Harrison who also served as President of Minwax® from 1962-1978, this growth "...came with the realization we had a product the average person could use successfully. The product itself was redesigned and improved for homeowner use, and the wax in the finish was replaced by varnish gums, making the new Wood Finish™ the first modern "quick-drying" product.

唐纳德·h·亨德森,前总统Minwax®, recalled, "Marketing of the new Wood Finish was originally a low-key activity, but word-of-mouth endorsement by satisfied customers generated enormous demand." Gradually, new colors were added to the line and new companion products were introduced to make Minwax® a complete Wood Finishing Products Company.

Today, the power and beauty of wood is still important in both public buildings and private homes, and the Minwax Company provides consumers with a complete line of products to meet every wood finishing need. We look ahead excitedly as we continue our work to make and keep wood beautiful. Our future promises to be as exciting as our past!

The History of Minwax®

1904
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Arthur B. Harrison manufactures his first line of waterproofing materials with the Clifford I. Miller Company.

1910
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Arthur B. Harrison purchases business interests from his partner, Clifford I. Miller.

1914年
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Arthur B. Harrison Incorporates his business under the name of Minwax®.

1916年
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Minwax®develops a liquid, brush on, paraffin formula to seal stone, which is later adapted for use on wood floors.

1940s - 1950s
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Minwax®木器涂料™ formula is redesigned for homeowner use, becoming the first modern "quick-drying" product.

Today
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Minwax®木器涂料™是在美国内部木器漆的领先品牌。