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A.Parkes, Parkesine

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Title Parkesine
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University Bournemouth
Manufacturer A.Parkes
Date 1862-1868
Description A rectangular plaque of mottled white, brown and blue compression moulded Parkesine (cellulose nitrate) sheet, dating from the 1860s. Parkesine is the trademark for the first man-made plastic. It was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1862. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
Accession Number PHSL : PAR 27
Dimensions length 100mm, width 60mm, depth 1.5mm
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.
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Method compression moulded



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