|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.
West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium
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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