Parkesine plaque in mottled white, brown and blue

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Object number
PHSL : PAR 27
Country
Date
1862 - 1868

Description

A rectangular plaque of mottled white, brown and blue compression moulded Parkesine (cellulose nitrate) sheet, dating from the 1860s. Parkesine is the trademark for the first man-made plastic. It was invented by Alexander Parkes in 1862. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
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Dimensions
Width
60mm
Length
100mm
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