A brand name for a transparent plastic based on methyl methacrylate esters; the term is often used generically to refer to any similar transparent plastic. It is sold in various forms, including rigid sheets which may be used as a substitute for glass in windows.
Invented by E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company , this transparent, durable plastic is used for handbags, sandals, shoe heels, and jewelry.
Trade name of a tough, clear plastic material.
Dupont's trademark for Plexiglas introduced during WWII. Very popular during the 1950's. Purses were made of this material as well as many other items. Today a named Lucite purse is highly collectable. Prices will continue to rise. So if you find a good buy on a Lucite purse, go for it
A type of clear hard plastic that is often used in dress shoes
a transparent thermoplastic acrylic resin
Du Pont trade name for acrylic thermoplastic. Millegraine- A decorative technique or setting composed of tiny beads, or grains, of metal.
a kind of plastic used in large guage body jewelry.
Term defining plastic similar to Plexiglas, an acrylic plastic.
Trade name for a very hard and durable plastic. It is commonly used as a material for pipe stems on both hand made and mass-produced pipes. Many makers favor lucite because of its durability; however, many consider it not as comfortable in the mouth as vulcanite. It is particularly favored over vulcanite (which is softer) among Italian pipe craftsmen.
An acrylic thermoplastic patented by DuPont in 1937.
Dupont's registered name for methyl methacrylate polymer, a thermoset plastic also referred to as acrylic or plexiglass. Does not melt after molded.
A clear, strong plastic that can be molded and carved. It was popular for jewellery in the 1940's.
A synthetic material that is denser and heavier than plastic and is usually finished no seams or knobs that are tell tale signs of injection or molding. Lucite is used extensively in costume jewelry because it can be colored and textured to resemble costly components.
A clear, strong plastic that can be molded and carved, popular in the 1940's for ladies purses and jewelry.