2 Replies Latest reply on May 13, 2021 10:28 PM by Jonathan Schlesinger

    Was silicone oil rationed during the Korean War?  If so, why?

    Jonathan Schlesinger Wayfarer

      I've read that silicone oil was rationed during the Korean War -- which nearly caused the manufacturer of Silly Putty to go out of business.  Silicone oil is a primary ingredient in Silly Putty.    However, I haven't been able locate any information about rationing during the Korean War and the military use of silicone oil.  Thank you for your insight.