Two samples of the first plastic aeroplane components produced in Australia during World War II. The process was invented and produced by Frederick L. Cooke & Williams Pty Ltd of 40-68 Mollison Street, Abbotsford, Melbourne. The first sample is the outer skin only and the second is complete with spars and reinforcing added. It was intended to be applied to wings, ailerons, rudders, and elevators of aeroplanes. This phenol formaldehyde process was intended to provide a stronger, lighter material which did not involve use of strategic material such as aluminium.

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