Experiencing Plastics

//Experiencing Plastics

Collecting Carvacraft

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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 [...]

Collecting Carvacraft 2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

The Notebooks of Alexander Parkes 2

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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. [...]

The Notebooks of Alexander Parkes 2 2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

DECORATIVE PLASTIC HAIR COMBS FROM THE LATE 1800s TO 1950s

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The use of hair combs began at the dawn of humanity, probably for practical reasons, but they soon became used by powerful and important people either as an ornament or as a symbol of one’s [...]

DECORATIVE PLASTIC HAIR COMBS FROM THE LATE 1800s TO 1950s 2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00

THE POPART PROJECT

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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 [...]

THE POPART PROJECT 2016-12-06T05:35:43+00:00