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Who is Alexander Parkes?
Alexander Parkes was a metallurgist and inventor from Birmingham, England. He created Parkesine, the first man-made plastic.
- born on (202 years ago) in Birmingham
- nationality: England
- profession: Engineer, inventor, metallurgist
- died on (125 years ago)
- buried in West Norwood Cemetery
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by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen
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by Charles Taylor
Xylonite, a kind of celluloid, invented by Alexander Parkes. 1856 Bessemer converter enables good- quality steel to be produced.
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.
by Gordon Campbell
Elkington hired a metallurgist, Alexander Parkes, and patronized chemists in the attempt ...
by Michael R. Peres
In the mid-1860s, an Englishman named Alexander Parkes invented a tough, flexible material based on ...
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