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"Exploring the Versatility and Impact of Plastic: From Vintage Bakelite Telephones to Rubber Ducks" Plastic

Background imagePlastic Collection: Bakelite telephone

Bakelite telephone. Dial telephone with bakelite casing. Bakelite, the first plastic to be used for widespread commercial purposes

Background imagePlastic Collection: Yellow Rubber Duck and blue ducks at Great British Duck Race

Yellow Rubber Duck and blue ducks at Great British Duck Race
Mass of blue rubber ducks and a yellow one at the Great British Duck Race

Background imagePlastic Collection: Picture No. 12479493

Picture No. 12479493
Common bottlenose dolphin playing with a six Date:

Background imagePlastic Collection: Picture No. 12479494

Picture No. 12479494
Turtle eating a plastic cup drifting in the middle Date:

Background imagePlastic Collection: A young boy sledging down a grassy bank

A young boy sledging down a grassy bank
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imagePlastic Collection: Ocypus olens, devils coach horse beetle model

Ocypus olens, devils coach horse beetle model
A large scale model of the devils coach horse beetle (Ocypus olens). A beetle that is commonly found beneath logs. Held within the Natural History Museum, London

Background imagePlastic Collection: TUPPERWARE PARTY, 1950s. A Tupperware party in an American home. Advertising photograph, 1950

TUPPERWARE PARTY, 1950s. A Tupperware party in an American home. Advertising photograph, 1950

Background imagePlastic Collection: Optical computing

Optical computing. Coloured light micrograph of a section through a hybrid electronic-optical circuit board. Optical waveguides (red) are used to transmit data in the form of light pulses

Background imagePlastic Collection: The Mobil Pegasus Logo - Perspex sign

The Mobil Pegasus Logo - Perspex sign
The red logo advertising Mobil and Mobiloil, the winged horse of ancient myth, Pegasus, flying through the sky at great speed! A plastic perspex sign. *EDITORIAL USE ONLY* Date: 1960s

Background imagePlastic Collection: Eye mask

Eye mask. This gel filled mask is cooled in a refrigerator before being placed on the face. The cooling effect is claimed to relieve tired eyes

Background imagePlastic Collection: Rubber ducks

Rubber ducks

Background imagePlastic Collection: Rubber duck

Rubber duck in a foamy bath

Background imagePlastic Collection: Police evidence bags for illegal drugs

Police evidence bags for illegal drugs
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imagePlastic Collection: Great British Duck Race 2008

Great British Duck Race 2008
Yellow rubber duck at the Great British Duck Race

Background imagePlastic Collection: Toy duck

Toy duck floating on water

Background imagePlastic Collection: Ariel low temperature washing powder gel - Close up of plastic bottle UK

Ariel low temperature washing powder gel - Close up of plastic bottle UK
MAB-1220 Ariel low temperature washing powder gel - Close up of plastic bottle UK Mark Boulton contact details: prints@ardea.com tel: +44 (0) 20 8318 1401

Background imagePlastic Collection: Rubber ducks

Rubber ducks in a foamy bath

Background imagePlastic Collection: Great British Duck Race 2008

Great British Duck Race 2008
Mass of blue rubber ducks and a yellow one at the Great British Duck Race

Background imagePlastic Collection: Plastic food dishes visual menu in Osaka, Japan

Plastic food dishes visual menu in Osaka, Japan

Background imagePlastic Collection: Two women police officers in gas masks, London, WW2

Two women police officers in gas masks, London, WW2
Two women police officers in gas masks in London during the Second World War. One of them is Florence Bragg (joined November 1936). Date: 1940s

Background imagePlastic Collection: Compost / wormery - worms visible amongst variety of kitchen waste including vegetable

Compost / wormery - worms visible amongst variety of kitchen waste including vegetable and fruit peelings
MAB-391 Compost / wormery - worms visible amongst variety of kitchen waste including vegetable and fruit peelings and cardboard in top of black plastic recycled composting bin UK Mark Boulton Please

Background imagePlastic Collection: Art Deco Bathroom

Art Deco Bathroom
An Art Deco style bathroom suite, with a shower fitting over the bath and plastic shower curtain

Background imagePlastic Collection: Roanoid bakelite doorknob and keyhole cover

Roanoid bakelite doorknob and keyhole cover in marbled cream and brown. Date: 1930s

Background imagePlastic Collection: Beachcomber, Marloes

Beachcomber, Marloes
A beachcomber with his pet Jack Russell dog on the beach at Marloes, Pembrokeshire, South Wales. He carries an old plastic stool and a boat fender he has found on the beach

Background imagePlastic Collection: Blouse made from a silk escape map, 1940s. Creator: Unknown

Blouse made from a silk escape map, 1940s. Creator: Unknown
Blouse made from a silk escape map, 1940s. During World War II many materials were unavailable to the public because of government rationing

Background imagePlastic Collection: The French Resistance - WWII (1 / 3)

The French Resistance - WWII (1 / 3)
Thanks to the parachute drop of plastic explosive, the French resitance were able to blow up the track. This enabled them to intercept a German train heading for the border on the line from Marseille

Background imagePlastic Collection: North America, USA, California, San Diego. Sea World, plastic flamingo with sun glasses

North America, USA, California, San Diego. Sea World, plastic flamingo with sun glasses

Background imagePlastic Collection: Safety glasses

Safety glasses. Safety glasses are usually made with shatter-resistant plastic lenses to protect the eye from flying debris. The sort seen here are often used in science laboratories

Background imagePlastic Collection: Heart in space

Heart in space heading towards a vortex, conceptual image

Background imagePlastic Collection: Snowman toy, simulated X-ray

Snowman toy, simulated X-ray
Snowman toy. Simulated X-ray of a novelty snowman toy. The mechanism of cogs and electronics inside the toy causes it to play music and move

Background imagePlastic Collection: Mathematical equipment

Mathematical equipment
Mathematics equipment. Protractor (left), a pair of compasses and pencil (centre top), a pen (right) and an electronic calculator (lower centre)

Background imagePlastic Collection: A man brushing his teeth

A man brushing his teeth
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imagePlastic Collection: Fifteen brightly coloured buckets, mainly yellow and blue, for sale, Skegness

Fifteen brightly coloured buckets, mainly yellow and blue, for sale, Skegness, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imagePlastic Collection: Strandline plastic litter, Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Strandline plastic litter, Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Andrew Davies / SpecialistStock

Background imagePlastic Collection: Chips made from recycled plastic bottles are seen before being processed at the Weeco

Chips made from recycled plastic bottles are seen before being processed at the Weeco plastic recycling factory at the Athi River industrial zone near Nairobi, Kenya, May 15, 2019

Background imagePlastic Collection: Locked

Locked
Julia Ramiro

Background imagePlastic Collection: Garbage picking

Garbage picking
Julia Ramiro

Background imagePlastic Collection: unrevealed

unrevealed
Asako Naruto

Background imagePlastic Collection: Cowboy in pink

Cowboy in pink
Julia Ramiro

Background imagePlastic Collection: Cowboy statue

Cowboy statue
Julia Ramiro

Background imagePlastic Collection: At the arcade

At the arcade
Julia Ramiro

Background imagePlastic Collection: Pink Party

Pink Party
Julia Ramiro

Background imagePlastic Collection: She was a punk

She was a punk
Julia Ramiro

Background imagePlastic Collection: Midless. A Fish in the Plastic Sea Ink Drawing

Midless. A Fish in the Plastic Sea Ink Drawing
Johan Liewendahl

Background imagePlastic Collection: Child Hard Work

Child Hard Work
Muhammad Amdad Hossain

Background imagePlastic Collection: The children collect recyclable materials

The children collect recyclable materials
Muhammad Amdad Hossain

Background imagePlastic Collection: Spoons Abstract: Audience

Spoons Abstract: Audience
Jacqueline Hammer

Background imagePlastic Collection: the nymph has blue hair

the nymph has blue hair
Lus Joosten



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"Exploring the Versatility and Impact of Plastic: From Vintage Bakelite Telephones to Rubber Ducks" Plastic, a material that has revolutionized our world in countless ways. Let's take a journey through its fascinating history and diverse applications. Picture No. 12479494 captures the nostalgia of an era when communication was transformed by the introduction of Bakelite telephones. These sleek devices, made from an early form of plastic, brought convenience and style into people's homes. Speaking of style, who can forget the iconic Yellow Rubber Duck? Picture No. 12479493 takes us to the Great British Duck Race where these cheerful companions float along with their blue counterparts, bringing joy to both young and old alike. But plastic doesn't just bring fun; it also serves as a valuable tool for law enforcement. Police evidence bags for illegal drugs are designed with durability and security in mind, ensuring crucial evidence is preserved while maintaining chain-of-custody integrity. In contrast to serious matters, let's not overlook the playful side of plastic. A young boy sledging down a grassy bank reminds us that even unconventional uses can bring excitement and laughter. Moving on to nature-inspired creations, we encounter Ocypus olens - a devils coach horse beetle model crafted from plastic. This intricate replica showcases how this versatile material allows us to appreciate wildlife up close without harm or disturbance. The Tupperware Party photograph from the 1950s transports us back in time when these innovative storage containers took households by storm. The image reflects societal changes as women embraced entrepreneurship while showcasing Tupperware's practicality through advertising photography. Shifting gears once again brings us face-to-face with another emblematic symbol – The Mobil Pegasus Logo Perspex sign. This iconic piece demonstrates how plastics have become integral components in modern signage due to their durability and visual appeal.