Celluloid Candlesticks (2)

Celluloid Candlesticks (2)

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Description (Brief)
A pair of ivory-grain celluloid candlestick holders. They have flared weighted bases, tapered ring centers, and flared cup-shaped holders. The holders are marked "Tuskeloid" in a diamond shape on the bottom of the base.
The “TUSKELOID” inscription on the bottom of these celluloid candlesticks refers to a firm that was incorporated in New York City in 1913, and built a factory in Newark, N.J.
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Object Name
candle stick holders, pair
Candlesticks (2)
date made
ca 1920
Tuskeloid Company
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
overall: 16.6 cm x 9.5 cm; 6 9/16 in x 3 3/4 in
overall; each: 6 1/2 in x 3 13/16 in; 16.51 cm x 9.68375 cm
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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