Bakelite Souvenir

Bakelite Souvenir

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Description (Brief)
Blue Bakelite souvenir from the 1939 New York World's Fair featuring an image of the Trylon and Perisphere.
Bakelite souvenir with inscription that reads “New / York / World's / Fair / Bakelite...Molded on / H-P-M / Injection Machine / Made by / The Hydraulic Press/Mfg. Co. / Bakelite” Earl Silas Tupper (1907-1983), the inventor/entrepreneur who would later create Tupperware, probably picked up this up at the New York World’s Fair of 1939.
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Object Name
Bakelite Souvenir
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
plastic, bakelite (overall material)
overall: 3.1 cm; 1 1/4 in
overall: 1 3/16 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/16 in; 3.01625 cm x 3.175 cm x.47625 cm
ID Number
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accession number
Credit Line
Glenn O. Tupper
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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