Parkesine snooker ball

Side view of a ball showing the well used surface. Side view of a ball showing the well used surface. Side view of a ball showing the well used surface.
Side view of a ball showing the well used surface. Side view of a ball showing the well used surface. Side view of a ball showing the well used surface.
Details
Object number
PHSL : PAR 119
Country
Date
1865

Description

An 1860s snooker ball made of compression moulded Parkesine (cellulose nitrate). Parkesine is the trademark for the first man-made plastic, which was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1862. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
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Dimensions
Diameter
50mm
Colour