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Alexander Parkes
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1813
Death: Jun. 29, 1890

Chemist. A prolific inventor, he took out more than 80 patents, mostly related to metallurgy. He introduced a new material which he called Parkesine m the first thermoplastic - at the 1862 International Exhibition in London and for which he was awarded a prize medal. Parkesine was based on cellulose nitrate and for it he anticipated many of the subsequent uses of plastics.
 
 
Burial:
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium
West Norwood
London Borough of Lambeth
Greater London, England
Plot: 20927, square 7. Monument demolished.
 
Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Sep 04, 2006
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Alexander Parkes
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