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Celluloid Whistle

Celluloid Whistle

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This plastic whistle shaped like a bird was made by the Viscoloid Co. in Leominster, Mass. This firm began in business, as such, in 1912; it began making novelty items from pyroxylin plastic in 1914; and it became the Dupont Viscoloid Co., Inc. in 1925.
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Object Name
Celluloid Whistle
date made
after 1912
Viscoloid Company
Place Made
United States: Massachusetts, Leominster
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 1 in x 3 in; 6.35 cm x 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 2 3/8 in x 7/8 in x 3 in; 6.0325 cm x 2.2225 cm x 7.62 cm
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National Museum of American History
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