Amerith powder box

Amerith powder box

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Description (Brief)
A powder box made of orange celluloid with a pearlescent finish. The Art Deco style box has a lift-off lid that is decorated with a tulip motif. The box has the Amerith trademark. Amerith was a tradename of the Celluloid Corporation. It is also marked with the pattern name, Brinkley, which was introduced in 1929.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
powder box
date made
ca 1929
maker
Celluloid Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 4.8 cm x 11 cm x 10.9 cm; 1 7/8 in x 4 5/16 in x 4 5/16 in
overall: 2 in x 4 3/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 5.08 cm x 11.1125 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
2006.0098.1674
catalog number
2006.0098.1674
accession number
2006.0098
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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