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Collecting Carvacraft


Many PHS members have come to concentrate on one particular area rather than seek to cover the whole wide field of plastics collectables. John Hockey's speciality is items made from Carvacraft cast phenolic, and here [...]

The Notebooks of Alexander Parkes 2


THE PHS COLLECTION OF PLASTICS ARTEFACTS By Steve Akhurst Over the twenty-two years of the existence of the Plastics Historical Society there has always been a dream of setting up a National Museum of Plastics. [...]



Ever since they were created, polymeric materials have been used in the fine arts and the design world and currently represent a significant part of museum collections in terms of values and/ or numbers. Initially [...]