Umbrella handle in form of monkey head

Made:
c. 1862
maker:
Alexander Parkes

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Umbrella handle in form of monkey head; made of moulded rust red Parkesine; wooden core. Made by Alexander Parkes; c. 1862. P117

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
2009-169
Materials:
Parkesine (xylotile) and wood
type:
umbrella handle
credit:
Plastics Historical Society