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Alexander Parkes (1813-1890) was the inventor of what is now recognised as the first plastic. His new material, which he called Parkesine, was first shown at the 1862 International Exhibition, held at South Kensington, London. However, much of Parkes's work was concerned with metallurgy and many of the entries in these thirteen notebooks are concerned with his research in that area. They were donated to the Science Museum by the Plastics Historical Society.
Object Number: 2004-294
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In Collection of: Science Museum
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