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Alexander Parkes and Parkesine Alexander Parkes and Parkesine

Plaque: Alexander Parkes and Parkesine

Inscription

First plastic in the world, known as 'parkesine', invented by Alexander Parkes. First made near this site, 1866 at the Parkesine Works.
London Borough of Hackney

Site: Alexander Parkes and Parkesine (1 memorial)

E9, Wallis Road / Berkshire Road

We were there on 'Run Hackney' day, though quite a few of them were actually walking the half marathon. The street art in Hackney streets is worth a visit alone. We like the way these men and black horses are practically forming a rugby scrum, jumping up for the plaque/ball.

CgMs, an archaeological desk-based assessment, contains some maps of the area, at least one of which shows the Parksine {sic} Works, on this site. With the Atlas Works next door.

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This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Alexander Parkes and Parkesine

Information Subjects commemorated

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Alexander Parkes

Born Birmingham. Initially worked on improved methods of electroplating. 1856...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Alexander Parkes and Parkesine

Information Created by

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Hackney Council

Shoreditch Borough Council took over Shoreditch Vestry and was itself taken o...

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