Whale shoehorn

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Description (Brief)
A shoehorn made of ivory-grained celluloid in the shape of a whale's tail. It was patented in May 1883.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1883
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14 cm x 3.5 cm x .3 cm; 5 1/2 in x 1 3/8 in x 1/8 in
overall: 1 in x 2 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 6.0325 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1585
catalog number
2006.0098.1585
accession number
2006.0098
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Celluloid
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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