Synthetic silk fibres

Side view of some material samples showing three skeins. Close view of some material samples showing the filaments.
Side view of some material samples showing three skeins. Close view of some material samples showing the filaments.
Details
Object number
PHSL : 28
Country
Date
1955 (circa)

Description

A group of three skeins of 1950s synthetic silk fibres, one white and two pink, probably the first cellulose triacetate made in the UK. Triacetate was first produced commercially in the USA in 1954 by the Celanese Corporation. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
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Dimensions
Width
80mm
Height
6mm
Length
250mm
Method
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