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.
Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Souvenir
Bakelite Souvenir
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
plastic, bakelite (overall material)
Measurements
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
1992.0597.20
catalog number
1992.0597.20
accession number
1992.0597
Credit Line
Glenn O. Tupper
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National Museum of American History
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