Objects relating to early viscose rayon (artificial silk) manufacture, c 1900.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Objects relating to early viscose rayon (artificial silk) manufacture, c 1900.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

The selection of objects includes samples of dyed threads, and parts of the first apparatus for producing continuous viscose filaments. 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 Clayton Beadle in 1892 with the British patents taken over by Courtaulds in 1904.
 

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10278585
 

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