Hairslide; Parkesine coloured to simulate pale wood

maker:
Alexander Parkes

Rectangular hair slide of Parkesine coloured to simulate a pale wood, inlaid with brass and mother of pearl in design of stars and grapes, c. 1860, English, made by Alexander Parkes

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
1937-30/35 Pt1
Materials:
Parkesine (xylotile), brass, mother-of-pearl, not recorded and silver
credit:
Mr. A. Parkes.