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."
Currently not on view
Object Name
pocket knife
date made
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
ferrous metal (overall material)
overall: 2 cm x 7.8 cm x .5 cm; 13/16 in x 3 1/16 in x 3/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Clothing & Accessories
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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