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Celluloid Letter Opener

Celluloid Letter Opener

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Description (Brief)
The blade is cream celluloid. The handle is carved or molded in the shape of an animal head and painted. The animal's teeth protrude from its mouth like tusks. It may be a Muntjac deer. The opener is unmarked.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
letter opener
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19 cm x 5 cm x 2.5 cm; 7 1/2 in x 1 15/16 in x in
overall: 1 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 2 in; 3.175 cm x 19.05 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1568
catalog number
2006.0098.1568
accession number
2006.0098
subject
Mail
Animals
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Celluloid
Communications
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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