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Saul Blitz Collection of Plastics Patents

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: DGI/MM
Date: 2006

Biographical History

Saul Blitz was an American businessman and manufacturer in the plastics industry. In the mid-1950s, Saul Blitz took over TICO Plastics, a division of NOMA (a plastics molding plant that made plastic light shades, decorations and novelty item components to NOMA Lites) in a leveraged buy out. TICO Plastics became financially independent of NOMA Electric Corporation and NOMA Lites Incorporated. The factory continued in operation at 55 West 13th Street in New York City until 1971.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Saul Blitz Collection of Plastics Patents contains copies of patents from the United States Patent Office for processes, materials and machinery used in creating, shaping & molding plastic. It also includes one folder of correspondence from Arthur Cyr to Saul Blitz about blow molding patents.

Arrangement of the Collection

Patents arranged chronologically.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has numerous holdings in the areas of plastics and industrial design. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Blitz, Saul.
Cyr, Arthur.

Corporate Bodies

TICO Plastics.
United States. Patent Office.


Blow molding.
Injection molding of plastics.
Plastics industry and trade.

Genres and Forms



Industrial designers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Saul Blitz Collection of Plastics Patents,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from National Plastics Center and Museum, 11/06/2008. Originally, gift of Lesley Blitz, 1999.

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