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BAKELITE ITEMS: PHONE, BILLIARD BALL, CAMERA
The First Synthetic Polymer
Formed by the reaction of phenol & formaldehyde. Discovered in 1907 by Leo H. Bakeland. When molded under high pressure & temperature it cannot be softened again or dissolved. Spawned the plastics industry.
Copyright:© 1995 Paul Silverman - Fundamental Photographs
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