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Format Image Remove constraint Format: Image Subject Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944 Remove constraint Subject: Baekeland, L. H. (Leo Hendrik), 1863-1944

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    • 1955-Oct-09

    Stamp depicts Leo Hendrik Baekeland, a Belgian chemist who invented Bakelite (polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride) in 1907. Bakelite was an inexpensive, versatile, and popular plastic, which marked the beginning of the…

    • after 1920 – 1944

    Portrait of Leo Hendrik Baekeland (1863-1944), inventor of Bakelite, the first fully synthetic plastic.