Celluloid Doll

Celluloid Doll

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John Wesley Hyatt (1837-1920) was an American inventor who, in 1869, obtained a patent for a solid, stable nitrocellulose that he termed celluloid. He formed the Albany Dental Plate Company in 1870, and then the Celluloid Manufacturing Company in 1872. The donor believed that this celluloid doll was blow molded by John Wesley Hyatt in the 1890s.
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Celluloid Doll
Date made
overall: 89 mm x 38 mm x 16 mm; 3 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 5/8 in
overall: 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 2 7/8 in; 1.27 cm x 3.81 cm x 7.3025 cm
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Gift of J. Harry DuBois
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