Billiard ball, 2 of 2

Side view of a billiard ball showing the pitted surface. Side view of a billiard ball showing the pitted surface. Side view of a billiard ball showing the pitted surface. Side view of a billiard ball showing the pitted surface.
Side view of a billiard ball showing the pitted surface. Side view of a billiard ball showing the pitted surface. Side view of a billiard ball showing the pitted surface. Side view of a billiard ball showing the pitted surface.

Description

An early billiard ball made from compression moulded Parkesine (cellulose nitrate). Parkesine is the tradename for the first man-made plastic, invented by Alexander Parkes in 1862, with the Parkesine company manufacturing goods between 1866 and 1868. This example has extensive surface wear with large areas of the polished outer surface chipped or worn away.
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Object number

AIBDC : 008201.2SA

Date

1866 - 1868 (circa)

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Dimensions
Diameter
46mm

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