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A. Parkes, Parkesine

Core Record

Title Parkesine
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University Bournemouth
Manufacturer A. Parkes
Date circa 1865
Description A rectangular prayer book cover with slightly convex moulded ecclesiastic motifs. It was made in the 1860s using compression moulded Parkesine. Parkesine is the trademark for the first man-made plastic, which was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1862. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
Accession Number PHSL : PAR 128
Dimensions length 130mm, width 74mm
Materials plastic, Parkesine - trade name, cellulose nitrate, CN
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Rights MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Method compression moulded



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