An asortment of domestic and industrial items.

 
An asortment of domestic and industrial items.
4 0 c m
 
35cm
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

Description

Various items demonstrating a range of different materials doing jobs for which their physical properties make them particularly suitable. Clockwise from the top: goggles made of safety glas which do not splinter when cracked; a compact disc; a denture; a section of Atlantic telegraph cable laid in 1924, and a bronze razor from the 14th century BC. These items underline the important part which an understanding of materials has played in the development of the modern world.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10321307

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