Thursday, May 17, 2012

Past plastics

I've always wanted a list of plastics used in Victorian times and here it is. Thank you, internet. I knew about shellac and gutta percha but not the other seven. Following the root of the link yields other useful stuff such as the Shadwell forgers and info about Jettons.


Mike Keyton said...

Where would we be without the internet? Inconceivable - which is nonsense since we all grew up without it : )

markb said...

I'm not sure what it is about that list that I find so appealing. Maybe because it does encapsulate everything I like about the net, particularly that it was a serendipitous find. Also, I guess, it makes me realise that Victorian times were more complicated than I thought.