Mottled brown rectangular block of Raw Leaf Gutta Percha, manufactured on Telcon Plastics Ltd.'s plantation in Malaya during the Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
Bakelite pin tray with hinged lid in the company's trefoil shape, c. 1950
Three spools of polyethylene terephthalate filaments produced at the Chemical Research Laboratory, Teddington (D.S.I.R) in 1943-44
Dial telephone, dial marked with letters and numerals, c. 1930
Triangular medallion made from the first ton of polyethylene produced at ICI, Wallerscote, in December, 1938. Medallion marked `DEC.1938 WALLERSCOTE', attached to metal clip marked `FB' (Frank Bebbington)
Plant pot made from polypropylene reclaimed from process scrap from the fibre industry. Collected by S. Mossman at "Interplas" (NEC, Birmingham), 1990.
Visor in polycarbonate, 1975
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Bullet and stab resistant vest, worn under clothing by Metropolitan Police. This vest is designed to be worn by a woman.