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Title ashtray
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University Bournemouth
Date circa 1950-1959
Description A maroon coloured ashtray comprising of a circular body with chrome- plated steel lid and mechanism. The mechanism is operated by a downwards push which rotates the metal disc which spins the ash etc. outwards and into the base which is made of compression moulded urea formaldehyde. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
Accession Number PHSL : 76
Dimensions height 80mm, diameter 130mm
Materials plastic, UF, urea formaldehyde
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Method compression moulded




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