Polythene pill box

Made:
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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Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
1995-86
type:
pill box
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • furnishing and equipment
credit:
Bebbington, Frank
status:
Permanent collection

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