Description (Brief):

A shoehorn made of ivory-grained celluloid in the shape of a whale's tail. It was patented in May 1883.

Celluloid shoehorn with a “Patd May 20, 1883” inscription.

Ref: Martin Gysin and Emil Huber, “Shoe Horn and Jack,” U.S. Patent 271,704 (Feb. 6, 1883).

Date Made: 1883

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Chemistry, Celluloid, Clothing & Accessories


Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.1585Catalog Number: 2006.0098.1585Accession Number: 2006.0098

Object Name: shoe horn

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 inoverall: 1 in x 2 3/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 6.0325 cm x 13.97 cm


Record Id: nmah_1347445

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