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Alexander Parkes


Who is Alexander Parkes?

Alexander Parkes was a metallurgist and inventor from Birmingham, England. He created Parkesine, the first man-made plastic.

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Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (2015)

by James Stevens Curl, Susan Wilson

dissolved in acid and neutralized, which produced a substance called Parkesine, named after its inventor, Edmund Alexander Parkes (1813–90), of Birmingham. In its liquid state it was used as a waterproofing agent, in its plastic form for insulation, and, with the addition of oils, glues, and colour, for making objects, e.g. tubes and architectural enrichment. Capable of being coloured, and susceptible to a high ...

Google previewUre's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1878)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure, Robert Hunt

Alexander Parkes of Birmingham, found that argentiferous lead might be freed from its silver by melting with it zinc; and in the process of cooling the zinc crystallises ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Gossypium to Linociera (1890)

by Sir George Watt

Alexander Parkes took out a patentthat gave an ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

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