Iron Oxide Photoplates

We have a collection of iron oxide photoplates from Towne Laboratories. Towne Laboratories was founded by Jack and Mike Obzansky in 1956. Early manufacturing, as well as research and development, was done in a small shop on Main Street, in Somerville, NJ. With steady growth and an expanding product line, the company moved in 1966 into larger facilities on Rt. 206, about one mile from the original location. In 1970 a second plant was opened in Somerville, on Bell Avenue.

In 1993, the Obzansky brothers decided to retire. They sold the company to their production manager, Dr. Hercharan S. Dhillon.