Parkesine medal

Details
Object number
PHSL : PAR 79
Country
Date
1865

Description

An 1860s replica of an 1862 exhibition medal, with the profile of Prince Albert on one side, 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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Inscriptions

moulded: "one side: PARKSINE EXHIBITION MEDAL AWARDED 1862 A.PARKES BIRM other side: PRINCE ALBERT CONSORT OF QUEEN VICTORIA." (reverse)
Dimensions
Depth
3mm
Diameter
42mm
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