Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Museum Rainbow

Spring has sprung...making the world seem a more colourful place.

Taking inspiration from Twitter's #MuseumRainbow here is a colourful tour of our plastics collection


A pair of candle holders made from high impact polystyrene.


An elephant shaped napkin ring from the 1940s, made from cast phenolic.


A cruet set - salt, pepper and mustard from the 1950s/60s, made from phenol formaldehyde - Bakelite


Salad servers from the 1970s, made from  urea formaldehyde


A cheese dish , made from poly methyl methacrylate 


A set of dolls house furniture from the 1960s, made from cellulose acetate


An air freshener holder from 1960s, made from polythene

Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain

You may remember this rhyme  to remember the colours of the rainbow from school - this describes the outcome of the Battle of Wakefield in 1460 which took place at Sandal Castle.  The duke of York lost his head in this battle.