W. Atlee Burpee & Co.

Description (Brief)
A letter opener advertising W. Atlee Burpee Co. Made of cream celluloid with green printed details, it has an image of a lima bean pod on the front and back. The handle section of the opener is in the shape of a pod, described as "Natural size pod of Burpee's bush lima."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
letter opener
date made
after 1877
advertiser
W. Atlee Burpee & Co.
maker
Baldwin & Gleason Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4 cm x 23 cm x .25 cm; 1 9/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 1/8 in
place made
United States: New York, New York
referenced
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
2006.0098.0899
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0899
subject
Celluloid
Food
Gardens
Agriculture
Advertising
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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