Model bottle in dyed perspex, c 1960s.
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Model bottle in dyed perspex (acrylic) , used as an aid to bottle design, particularly to show the appearance of the filled bottle, 1960 onwards. Perspex is a trade name for transparent acrylic, registered by ICI on 16 November 1934. It is derived from the latin verb perspicere - to see through. Perspex was sold commercially by 1936.