Fork with cellulose nitrate (Parkesine) handle, mo

Made:
1862
maker:
Alexander Parkes

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Fork with cellulose nitrate (Parkesine) handle, mottled blue and white in colour, wavy profile. Steel-plated prongs with four fake hallmarks on shaft . Base of shaft decorated with moulded diamond design.

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2005-385
Materials:
Parkesine (xylotile) and steel plate
type:
fork
credit:
Donated by the Frith Family.