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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Celluloid Doll
Date made
1890-1900
1890s
Measurements
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
ID Number
1983.0626.06
catalog number
1983.0626.06
accession number
1983.0626
Credit Line
Gift of J. Harry DuBois
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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