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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 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 ...
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 ...
by Sir George Watt
Alexander Parkes took out a patentthat gave an ...
by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen
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