Pyralin

Pyralin

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Description
After World War I, hoping to use its nitrocellulose facilities for domestic and industrial (rather than military) production, Du Pont promoted pyralin, a nitrocellulose plastic akin to celluloid. In 1923, the firm gave several items “illustrating the use of Pyralin” to the Smithsonian. This item, showing the method of cutting sheets from a block of rolled Pyralin compound, is from that donation.
Ref: Du Pont Pyralin: Its Manufacture and Use (1928).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Pyralin
maker
E. I. du Pont de Neumors and Company. Pyralin Department
Measurements
overall: 5 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in x 16 3/4 in; 13.97 cm x 28.575 cm x 42.545 cm
overall: 1 1/4 in x 16 9/16 in x 11 1/8 in; 3.175 cm x 42.06875 cm x 28.2575 cm
ID Number
AG.A.0532
catalog number
A.0532
accession number
69884
Credit Line
E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc., Wilmington, Delaware
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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