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Description (Brief)
A file made of ferrous metal with a cream celluloid handle marked "Ivory Pyralin DuBarry."
Pyralin was the trade name of celluloid produced by the Arlington Co. It's derived from the word "pyroxylin." The trademark was used by DuPont well into the 1930s. The "DuBarry" line of celluloid dresser set articles, the first and most popular line from the Arlington Co., was continued by DuPont.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1925
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (handle material)
ferrous metal (file material)
overall: 2.4 cm x 18 cm x 1 cm; 15/16 in x 7 1/16 in x 3/8 in
overall: 3/8 in x 7 1/8 in x 15/16 in; .9525 cm x 18.0975 cm x 2.38125 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History