Celluloid Tray

Celluloid Tray

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Description
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. So too did the term Du Barry, a style on the market by the early 1920s. The inscription on this celluloid tray reads "Pyralin / DUBARRY."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Tray (Part of Vanity Table Set)
Celluloid Tray
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall: 19 mm x 317 mm x 178 mm; 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 7 in
overall: 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in; 1.905 cm x 31.75 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
1992.0432.04.3
catalog number
1992.0432.04.3
accession number
1992.0432
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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