Coronation souvenir pocket knife

Description (Brief)
A pocket knife with two blades made of ferrous metal. A sheet of cream celluloid is attached to each side with rivets. There is no maker's label, but the knife was likely a souvenir from the coronation of King George V or King George VI of England. It reads "Coronation Souvenir" and bears the image of a crown with a G and an R on either side. "GR" could be the royal cypher of either king, as it stands for "George Rex."
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1911-1937
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
ferrous metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 cm x 7.8 cm x .5 cm; 13/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 3/16 in
overall: 1/4 in x 3 in x 5/8 in; .635 cm x 7.62 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1373
catalog number
2006.0098.1373
accession number
2006.0098
subject
England
Souvenirs
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Clothing & Accessories
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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