Leo and Larry — Three recently told stories are brought to life…
Three short video interviews with Nancy Byck Welch, daughter of chemist Larry Byck, who worked for Leo Baekeland.
In the spring of 2016, a remarkable piece of Baekeland/ Bakelite history was brought to our attention by the daughter of a chemist who worked for Leo Baekeland. The chemist’s daughter, Nancy Byck Welch located Hugh Karraker, Executive Producer of All Things Bakelite and great grandson of Leo Baekeland through a Bakelite jewelry designer and Costume Jewelry Collectors International.
In three short videos with interviews from Nancy and family photographs, director, John Maher and editor, Craig Mikhitarian, tell the story of Larry Byck and “Dr. Baekeland.” Experience this amazing and until now, unknown story in these three short video clips —
In this video, Hugh Karraker interviews Loretta Gardner, a former employee of the Bakelite Corporation at Bound Brook, New Jersey.