Virtual Museum

Faturan

2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

Faturan Ian Holdsworth and Ibrahim Faraj undertake an investigation into a mythical material. Figure 1. Friedrich Adolf “Fritz” Traun photographed in 1907 Figure 2. String of Faturan prayer beads Try this: Search eBay for Bakelite [...]

Faturan 2016-12-06T05:35:27+00:00

Chinese Lacquer: An Age-old Polymer

2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

Chinese lacquer, which hardens by polymerization, has been known for over 4000 years. In its finished form, it has a toughness and inertness which are not easily achieved even by modern synthetic resins. Many beautiful [...]

Chinese Lacquer: An Age-old Polymer 2016-12-06T05:35:32+00:00

Horners' Corner: Additions to the Horners' Collection

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

Adele Schaverein, who has been a regular contributor to plastiquarian, has emigrated to Australia. As is so often the case when somebody has performed an excellent job for many years, the Horners' Company has found [...]

Horners' Corner: Additions to the Horners' Collection 2016-12-06T05:35:38+00:00