Trade Card


Trade card advertising celluloid collars and cuffs made by the Arlington Collar and Cuff Company.

Joseph R. France (1847-1895) was an Englishman who moved to the United States in 1868, worked in the paper business and, following the introduction of celluloid developed by John Wesley Hyatt, became interested in gun-cotton. France and others formed the Cellonite Co. in 1883. That firm moved to Arlington, N.J., 1885, and was renamed the Arlington Manufacturing Co. DuPont purchased the firm and factory for $8 million, in 1917.

Date Made: 1885 - 19171886 - 18911886 - 1917

Depicted: Arlington CompanyArlington Collar and Cuff CompanyMaker: Arlington Collar and Cuff CompanyPublisher: Donaldson Brothers

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.0001Catalog Number: 2006.0098.0001Accession Number: 2006.0098

Object Name: Trade Card

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7.5 cm x 12 cm; x 2 15/16 in x 4 3/4 inoverall: 1/16 in x 3 in x 4 3/4 in; .15875 cm x 7.62 cm x 12.065 cm


Record Id: nmah_1316638

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