Green Parkesine sample

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006557SA
Country
Date
1862 - 1868 (circa)

Description

A small, green coloured, rectangular sample of compression moulded Parkesine (cellulose nitrate) sheet with a diamond pattern texture on one side and untextured on the reverse, circa 1860s. Parkesine is the tradename for the first man-made plastic. It was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1862.
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Dimensions
Width
82mm
Length
200mm
Colour