In 2010, MoDiP was donated a large archive of images relating to a single company. Bakelite Xylonite Ltd, also known as British Xylonite Ltd or BXL, was possibly one of the first British firms to successfully manufacture a plastics material in commercial quantities. The company was established in 1875 and after a long history went into liquidation in the late 2000s. The images we have in the collection are concentrated around the 1960s through to the 1980s and show us glimpses of the manufacturing process, products and the company’s employees during this time. We plan to share an image each week to give a flavour of the archive. If you want to see more you can view the whole collection on our website.
This week’s image shows the GPO overseas mail office using sacks to protect parcels.
|To get a better view of the image and find out more have a look at it on our website http://www.modip.ac.uk/artefact/bxl--0154|
Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)