Equipment for spinning viscose rayon, 1901.

Richardson, Claire

Equipment for spinning viscose rayon, 1901.
3 4 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm

Description

Viscose rayon is regenerated cellulose, originally based on cellulose acetate and evetually on cellulose xanthate. Due to the obtained yellow solution being rather viscous it was christened 'Viscose'. It was developed by Englishmen Charles F Cros and Edward J Bevan and patented by Cros, Bevan and Clayton Beadle in 1892 with the British patents taken over by Courtaulds in 1904. A succesor to Chardonnet silk (based on cellulose nitrate), viscose rayon (cellulose acetate) could be spun into thread but its chemical composition made it les flammable.

Image Details

Artist
 
Image Ref.
 
10326665

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

buy a print

Select size
 
Select finish
 
How many prints?
 
£20.00
 

buy a framed print

buy a canvas

buy a framed canvas