Amerith powder box

Description (Brief)
A powder box made of orange celluloid with a pearlescent finish. The Art Deco style box has a lift-off lid that is decorated with a tulip motif. The box has the Amerith trademark. Amerith was a tradename of the Celluloid Corporation. It is also marked with the pattern name, Brinkley, which was introduced in 1929.
Currently not on view
Object Name
powder box
date made
ca 1929
Celluloid Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
overall: 4.8 cm x 11 cm x 10.9 cm; 1 7/8 in x 4 5/16 in x 4 5/16 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Clothing & Accessories
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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