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Thermoplastic Union Cases

Posted on July 26, 2021 by Admin under Uncategorized

This Ambrotype from about 1870 is housed in a well preserved case made of ‘Gutta-Percha’ which is an early mouldable plastic made from natural resins and wood pulp. It could be pressed into amazing designs. This example is fairly basic but still crisp an clear.

The inner is similar to the traditional wooden/ leather cases but the exterior is fully designed.