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Alexander Parkes

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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.

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Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

James Ritty cathode-ray tube Sir William Crookes cellophane Jacques E Brandenberger celluloid Alexander Parkes celluloid-film photography Hannibal Goodwin cement Joseph Aspdin chronometer John Harrison cigarette-rolling machine ...

Google previewScience Pictorial Dictionary

by R P Manchanda

Carl Benz Motor car Edwin Brake Petrol Alexander Parkes Plastic Gutenberg Printing press G Markoni Radio George Stephenson Railways William Cullen Refrigerator Rowland Hill Stamps Thomas Savery Steam engine Alexander Graham ...

Google previewThe Kingfisher Science Encyclopedia (2000)

by Charles Taylor

Xylonite, a kind of celluloid, invented by Alexander Parkes. 1856 Bessemer converter enables good- quality steel to be produced.

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.

Google previewThe Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts (2006)

by Gordon Campbell

Elkington hired a metallurgist, Alexander Parkes, and patronized chemists in the attempt ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

In the mid-1860s, an Englishman named Alexander Parkes invented a tough, flexible material based on ...

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