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George Overley actually talks about the mistake others made about Hemp plastic in that car. Dr Overley said that any of 7 oil pants COULD be used, but that they used Soy. It is in a Mechanical Engineering mag in 1952.
The plants I can remember on his list are: soy, corn, hemp, kenaf, castor, palm
I have the book somewhere....
sorry I can't remember the ones Dr Overley talked about.
Henry Ford the great had 24,000 acres of Soy all around his estate in Ypsilanti, Michigan. His airport was called "Willow Run." They invented the Soy margarine there, among all the other inventions.
And these oil sources can be combined with a hardener to become a "plastic"
Soy oil was one of the first.
George Overley was the chemist working for Henry Ford to create many plant based components for Ford cars and trucks. Around 30 different components were plant based until Henry Ford was kicked out of the company he started.
The most famous is the Soy plastic bumpers that are mostly mistaken as Hemp Plastic by Jack Herrer in
"The Emperor Wears No Cloths"