Celluloid Box with Lid

Celluloid Box with Lid

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After World War I, hoping to use its nitrocellulose facilities for domestic and industrial (rather than military) production, Du Pont promoted pyralin, a nitrocellulose plastic akin to celluloid. The term “Ivory” suggested elegance. Du Barry was a style on the market by the early 1920s. This celluloid box with lid has an "IVORY / Pyralin / DuBarry" inscription.
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Object Name
Hair Receiver (Part of Vanity Table Set)
Celluloid Box
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 57 mm x 121 mm; 2 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in
overall: 2 1/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 11.43 cm
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National Museum of American History
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