Raymond W. Jacoby

Eight Olney Medalist 1951
Ciba Corp., Hoboken, N.J.

Raymond W. Jacoby – Eight Olney Medalist 1951


Raymond W. Jacoby was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania in 1899 of Pennsylvania Dutch (or Deutsch) stock.  He graduated from the local high school in 1906 and attended MIT where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering in 1910.  He entered the textile field and during the period 1910- 1937, he worked for The Rockland Finishing Co., United States Finishing Co., and the Arkwright Finishing Co.   During this time, he advanced from the position of chemical engineer, to foreman, division superintendent, assistant manager, and manager.  In 1937, he joined the Ciba Company with an opportunity to pursue research.  Those positions varied from technician to research director, branch manager and department manager.  

Raymond W. Jacoby
Ciba Company


  1. Eighth Olney Medal Awarded to RW Jacoby, American Dyestuff Reporter, October 29, 1951, p698.
  2. Broadbent, Elliot, “The Medalist – The Man,” American Dyestuff Reporter, October 29, 1951, p698.
  3. Parks, W. George, “The Medalist-The Scientist, American Dyestuff Reporter, October 29, 1951, p698.
  4. Rabold, C. Norris, Olney Medal Presentation,
  5. Raymond W. Jacoby, U.S. Patent 1,663,846, Apparatus for treating printed or dyed fabrics, March 27, Assigned to The Deltex Company.
  6. Survey of Vat Printing Pastes, American Dyestuff Reporter, June 27, 1938.
  7. Jacoby, RW, “An Open Mind in Textile Finishing,” Textile Age, March 1941.
  8. Jacoby, Raymond W., “The effect of thermosetting resins on fabric stabilization,” American Dyestuff Reporter, March 31, 1941.
  9. Rhode Island Section Paper, “Affinity of vat printing paste thickeners for reduced vat dyes,” AATCC Intersectional Contest Paper, 1944.
  10. Jacoby, Raymond W., “Some Aspects of Color,” American Dyestuff Reporter, June 28, 1946.
  11. Raymond W. Jacoby, U.S. Patent 2,431,562, Process for improving the fastness of dyed material, November 25, 1947.  Assigned to the Ciba Products Corporation, Hoboken, NJ.
  12. Raymond Jacoby, “The Development of Printing”, Textile Forum, June 1956, pages 13-14.