Description (Brief)
A rattle in the shape of an ovoid sphere, made of celluloid. One half of the sphere is cream and the other half is peach. A han-painted image of a child decorates one half. The two halves are fitted tightly together and given extra strength by means of a ribbon that is woven around the seam by means of several holes drilled in the sphere. A celluloid ring is attached to the end of the ribbon. A metal bell is inside the sphere. There are no maker's marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
silk (ribbon material)
overall: 17.8 cm x 10 cm; 7 in x 3 15/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Domestic Furnishings
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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