Hair Brush with Celluloid Handle and Back

Hair Brush with Celluloid Handle and Back

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Hairbrush with natural bristles, celluloid handle and back, and "IVORY Pyralin DUBARRY" inscription. Since the Celluloid Company of New York owned the term Celluloid, other firms used other terms to describe their celluloid products. DuPont adopted the term Pyralin, adding Ivory to suggest elegance. Du Barry was a style on the market by the early 1920s.
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Object Name
Hair Brush
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 3.5 cm x 7 cm x 22.2 cm; 1 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in
overall: 8 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 8 3/8 in; 21.2725 cm x 6.985 cm x 21.2725 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Celanese Plastics Company
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National Museum of American History
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