Virtual Museum

Bakelite, The Hidden Agenda

2016-12-06T05:35:42+00:00

When Leo Baekeland, after many years research, published his famous ‘heat and pressure’ patent in 1907, he revealed to the world a product and processes that would revolutionise the way in which we live. It [...]

Bakelite, The Hidden Agenda 2016-12-06T05:35:42+00:00

Lanthorns, Warnings And Whistles

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

It is an intriguing thought that at some point in time a man, or perhaps a woman, might have discovered that use of a cow horn would broadcast an alarm call further than his 'cupped' [...]

Lanthorns, Warnings And Whistles 2016-12-06T05:35:32+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

Plastics In My Blood

2016-12-06T05:35:42+00:00

Rosamind and Leslie Julius produced the first polypropylene chair, designed by Robin Day and manufactured by their company Hille. Their daughter, Corinne Julius recalls growing up with plastics. This January saw the Design Classics range [...]

Plastics In My Blood 2016-12-06T05:35:42+00:00