Butter knife with purple Parkesine handle

Made:
c. 1862
maker:
Alexander Parkes
Six butter knives with purple Parkesine handles; steel blades, Made by Alexander Parkes; c.1862. Group shot. Top 3/4 Six butter knives with purple Parkesine handles; steel blades, Made by Alexander Parkes; c.1862. Group shot. Top 3/4 Six butter knives with purple Parkesine handles; steel blades, Made by Alexander Parkes; c.1862. Detail view. Grey Six butter knives with purple Parkesine handles; steel blades, Made by Alexander Parkes; c.1862. Detail view. Grey

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Six butter knives with purple Parkesine handles; steel blades, Made by Alexander Parkes; c.1862. Group shot. Top 3/4
Science Museum Group Collection
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Six butter knives with purple Parkesine handles; steel blades, Made by Alexander Parkes; c.1862. Group shot. Top 3/4
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Six butter knives with purple Parkesine handles; steel blades, Made by Alexander Parkes; c.1862. Detail view. Grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Six butter knives with purple Parkesine handles; steel blades, Made by Alexander Parkes; c.1862. Detail view. Grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Butter knife with purple Parkesine handle; steel blades, Made by Alexander Parkes; c. 1862.

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2009-163/6
Materials:
Parkesine (xylotile) and steel (metal)
type:
butter knife
credit:
Plastics Historical Society