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A. Parkes, brush


Core Record

Title brush
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University College at Bournemouth
Manufacturer A. Parkes
Date circa 1865
Description A blank handle, for an 1860s hair brush with an elliptical back, made of marbled green and cream coloured 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.
Accession Number PHSL : PAR 215
Dimensions length 240mm, width 62mm
Materials plastic, Parkesine - trade name, cellulose nitrate, CN
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Rights MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Method compression moulded
 

 

 

 

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