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A.Parkes, medallion

Core Record

Title medallion
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University Bournemouth
Manufacturer A.Parkes
Date 1865
Description An 1860s replica of an 1862 exhibition medal, with the profile of Prince Albert on one side, made of compression moulded Parkesine (cellulose nitrate). 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 79
Dimensions depth 3mm, diameter 42mm
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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