Polarine

Description (Brief)
A stamp holder made of imitation ivory cellluloid. It advertises Polarine motor oil. Polarine was a tradename used by Standard Oil for its lubricating oil. A color image on the front shows a can of Polarine oil. The back reads, "Polarine insures easy motoring, a frost and carbon proof oil."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stamp holder
date made
1911-1925
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5.6 cm x 4 cm x .1 cm; 2 3/16 in x 1 9/16 in x 1/16 in
ID Number
2006.0098.0949
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0949
subject
Automobiles
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Advertising
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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