Experiencing Plastics

//Experiencing Plastics

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

The Repair of Plastics: Part 1

2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00

First of a Two-Part Feature We would all like perfect examples of antique plastics, but often have to make do with blemished pieces, or worse, accept accidental damage that may happen to a prized possession. [...]

The Repair of Plastics: Part 1 2016-12-06T05:35:33+00:00