Syracuse Vacuum Cleaner Co. blotter

Description (Brief)
A blotter pad with a celluloid cover. It's an advertising novelty for the Syracuse Vacuum Cleaner Co. Advertising copy and two images are printed on the cover. One image shows the "BEE" Suction Cleaner manufactured by the Birtman Electric Co.; the other shows a woman using a hand-powered vacuum cleaner.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
blotter
date made
ca 1910
maker
Bastian Brothers Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (cover material)
paper (pad material)
Measurements
overall: 8.3 cm x 19.5 cm x .5 cm; 3 1/4 in x 7 11/16 in x 3/16 in
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
2006.0098.1413
catalog number
2006.0098.1413
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Celluloid
Advertising
Household Tools and Equipment
Vacuum
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Celluloid
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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