The Neal Manufacturing Company was based in Biddeford, Maine. It was founded by C. Millard Neal, proprietor of Neal's Novelty Shop. Neal was a Unit and District Level Volunteer with the Pine Tree Council. The company made a large series of bakelite neckerchief slides. These were sold to summer camps and local councils. They also made many special event slides. Most slides were sold unpainted. Earlier slides have the word "NEAL" incused on the neckerchief holder, while later ones say, "NEAL SLIDE", and "NEAL SLIDE ®". The "®" on the last style, the most prevalent, is actully a circled r stands for registered trademark. The period of their manufacture may also be indicated by the color of the resin used.
- Boy Scout Slide Business Flourishing in Biddeford. The Lewiston Daily Sun (Sep 14, 1966). Retrieved on 9 March 2012.
- National Camp Directors Guide. Alden Getz (1962-03-15). Retrieved on 9 March 2012. "THE QUALITY PLASTIC NECKERCHIEF SLIDE FURNISHED UNPAINTED FOR A CAMP HANDICRAFT PROJECT
BOLO CORDS - SLIDES - TIPS
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