- Frank C. Deli
"Frank Deli"' (
October 10 1886– 1946) was a Chicago businessman.
Deli was born in the
Austro-Hungarian Empireand emigrated to the United Statesin 1903.
In the early 1920s, Deli helped found the
Autopoint Company. He helped pioneer the use of plastics to make pencils. Apparently, Deli did not sell his share when the Bakelite Corporation took control of Autopoint. He worked for Autopoint until his death in 1946. At the time of this death he was also a member of the board of directors.
Deli obtained many
patents related to pencils and the manufacture of pencils.
* [http://www.unl.edu/Bolin_resources/pencil_page/deli/deli.html Autobiography of Frank Deli]
* [http://www.unl.edu/Bolin_resources/pencil_page/deli/resume.html Resume of Frank C. Deli, 1933]
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