1893 Galalith

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Auguste Trillat materials science


Milk stone


“Galalith” is a coinage from the Greek words for milk, gala, and stone, lithos. In the U.K. this plastic was named Erinoid, the name of the company in England that manufactured it. Erinold was sold as a non-inflammable substitute for celluloid, bone, amber, ebonite, horn, coral, ivory, jet, vulcanite, tortoiseshell, and turquoise, and an insulating material.

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