Gold is a yellow precious metal that has always been one of the most valued materials. Not only is it rare, but it can be exposed to the atmosphere for a long time without tarnishing, and can be repeatedly melted without much loss in weight. Gold, an
Recycled PVC wellington boot, 1991
Carbon fibre 1965, in glass tube, B24 Quickfit stoppered, labelled: "1st sample of carbon fibres made by Courtaulds heat treated at R.A.E. for 1 hour at 2500 degree C. on 15.9.65 ( signed) W. Watt CPM Dept RAE"
Pill box made from the first pound of polyethylene in 1936 at ICI, Research Department. Presented to Mr. Frank Bebbington, one of the research team
Walking stick made of cream coloured polythene produced in the Wallerscote Pilot Plant of Imperial Chemical Industries, ltd., December 1938, England
Samples of casein, made by Erinoid, c. 1930.
Silver lady's companion composed of a thimble, bobbin, patch-box, vinaigrette and needle case, engraved decoration possibly late 18th century. Silver is a white noble metal which is very malleable and ductile. Pure silver is usually too soft to use a
"Sqezy" bottle with two metal ends, the first squeeze to use detergent pack 1958, Cascelloid