Thumb Nut

Thumb Nut

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Description
Thumb nut made of Textolite, a phenolic plastic manufactured the General Electric Co. The name was introduced in 1927, and the trademark registered in 1936. The thumb nut was made for a Presto pressure cooker, a product introduced at the New York World’s Fair of 1939.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Thumb Nut
Date made
ca. 1932
date made
ca. 1940
Physical Description
bakelite (overall material)
Textolite (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 47 mm x 17 mm x 43 mm; 1 7/8 in x 11/16 in x 1 11/16 in
overall: 1 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in x 3/4 in; 4.7625 cm x 4.445 cm x 1.905 cm
ID Number
1977.0368.05
catalog number
1977.0368.05
accession number
1977.0368
Credit Line
Gift of Plastics Institute of America
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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