Celluloid Letter Opener

Celluloid Letter Opener

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Description
The “FIBERLOID / INDIAN ORCHARD, MASS.” inscription on this celluloid letter opener is that of a firm that began in Newburyport, in 1895; moved to Indian Orchard, in 1904; advertised widely in the 1920s; and merged with Monsanto in 1938.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
letter opener
date made
1904 - 1938
maker
Fiberloid Company
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 5/8 in x 21.5 cm; x 6.604 cm x 8 7/16 in
overall: 1/8 in x 8 3/4 in x 1 in;.3175 cm x 22.225 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1223
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.1223
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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