Polythene pill box

1936 in Northwich, Winnington and Wallerscote

Pill box made from the first pound of polyethylene by Imperial Chemical Industries Research Department, Wallerscote, Northwich, Cheshire, England, 1936. Presented to Mr Frank Bebbington, one of the research team.

Pill box made from the first pound of polyethylene in 1936 at ICI, Research Department. Presented to Mr. Frank Bebbington, one of the research team

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Plastics and Modern Materials
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pill box
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
Bebbington, Frank
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