Russell Games Slayter
Born December 9 1896 – Died October 15 1964
Glass Wool and Method and Apparatus for Making Same
Patent No. 2,133,236
In the 1930s, Games Slayter, the driving force behind Owens Corning technology and innovation, envisioned a glass fiber material that was lighter and more refined than the then-current technology produced. With help from Dale Kleist and Jack Thomas, Slayter developed the method for the mass-production of affordable fiberglass and early applications of the new technology.
Slayter was born in Argos, Indiana, earning his B.S. from Purdue University
in 1921. A prolific inventor, Slayter held more