Elephant Paper Cutter

Description (Brief)
A cream celluloid combination paper cutter and bookmark, with an elephant charm attached to one end. The blade is decorated with bamboo leaves, an Asian motif..The object is in its original box, which shows an image of a woman reading and the following verse: "An elephant to mark your place, Within a book for you, And it is useful anytime, As a paper cutter too."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
paper cutter
date made
ca 1920
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
cardboard (box material)
Measurements
overall: 15.5 cm x 1 cm x .3 cm; 6 1/8 in x 3/8 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
2006.0098.1570
catalog number
2006.0098.1570
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Books
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Celluloid
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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