A walnut coloured rectangular book rack made in four separate compression mouldings from phenol formaldehyde. The shelf slopes from front to back and has arched ends and a plain back which is made of a phenol formaldehyde paper based laminate known as Delaron. This book shelf was made to house the 12 volume 'Arthur Mee's Children's encylopaedia' and was collapsable to make it easier to post out in a box. It was designed by Frank E Middleditch and was awarded the British Plastics and Moulded Products Trader award in April 1937. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.