Viscose rayon (artificial silk), c 1903.

 
Viscose rayon (artificial silk), c 1903.
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

Viscose rayon is a regenerated cellulose and due to the obtained solution being yellow and rather viscous it was known as 'Viscose'. It was produced by Englishmen Charles F Cros and Edward J Bevan and patented by Cros, Bevan and C Beadle in 1892 with the British patents taken over by Courtaulds in 1904.

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