Devine's Cafe

Description (Brief)
A penwipe made of cream celluloid. It's a promotional piece advertising Devine's Cafe. On the back is a calendar. The penwipe looks like a modern book of matches, when you lift up the flap, you see the thick piece of red felt used to wipe off the tip of a fountain pen.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
American Art Works
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
felt (interior material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 3.6 cm x .5 cm; 2 3/16 in x 1 7/16 in x 3/16 in
place made
United States: Ohio, Coshocton
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accession number
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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