Celluloid Rattle


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.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.1483Catalog Number: 2006.0098.1483Accession Number: 2006.0098

Object Name: rattle

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)silk (ribbon material)Measurements: overall: 17.8 cm x 10 cm; 7 in x 3 15/16 inoverall: 5 3/4 in x 4 in; 14.605 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-b740-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1346570

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