Pair of book-ends, c 1935.
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 22cm

Pair of book-ends, c 1935.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Cast book-ends of transparent amber cast phenolic, surmounted by bears of orange urea formaldehyde. By 1928, phenolic resins could be produced at lower temperatures producing a material which was brittle but could be moulded without fillers. This meant that items made from phenolic resins no longer had to be dark but could be transparent.
 

Image Ref.

10219701
 

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