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A Resounding EKCO: E.K. Cole Ltd

2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

TOM GOING, ARCHIVIST, with a history of the company in preparation, fills in the origins of this famous enterprise 'We have been informed' said a rather stuffy little note, 'that a Leigh-on-Sea manufacturer of wireless [...]

A Resounding EKCO: E.K. Cole Ltd 2016-12-06T05:35:34+00:00

The Birth Of The Plastics Industry?

2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00

In my article in plastiquarian no. I contended that the birth of the plastics industry could be traced back to 1843 when samples of gutta percha, forwarded from Singapore by Dr William Montgomerie, were examined [...]

The Birth Of The Plastics Industry? 2016-12-06T05:35:37+00:00

Ebonite Revisited

2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00

I'm sure that everyone who knows anything about the history of plastics will be aware that the vulcanisation of natural rubber with sulphur was discovered by Charles Goodyear in the US about 1839 and patented [...]

Ebonite Revisited 2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00

AIRFIX, the early days

2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00

The trade name 'Airfix' is known by young and old alike throughout the country. This brief history of its early days is taken from an audiotape made with the late John Dolan who was among [...]

AIRFIX, the early days 2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00