Billiard Ball

Billiard Ball

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The Albany Billiard Ball Company was established in Albany, N.Y., in 1868, to capitalize on John Wesley Hyatt’s discovery of celluloid. It was renamed the Albany-Hyatt Billiard Ball Company in 1977, and later Albany International. This latter firm gave this quarter section of celluloid billiard ball to the Museum.
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Object Name
Billiard Ball
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
celluloid (overall material)
overall: 20 mm x 57 mm x 25 mm; 13/16 in x 2 1/4 in x in
overall: 1 in x 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 1.905 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Albany International
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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