Parkesine button blank

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AIBDC : 006562SA
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Date
1862 - 1868 (circa)

Description

A button blank in compression moulded Parkesine (cellulose nitrate), with a plain black coloured back and marbelled red, blue and white top. Parkesine is the tradename for the first man-made plastic, which was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1862.
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