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Bakelite Pin Tray

Bakelite Pin Tray

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Description
Bakelite, the first plastic made from synthetic components, was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in Yonkers, New York, in 1907. In 1931, the Bakelite Corporation gave the Smithsonian several items made of Bakelite. This dark brown pin tray is from that donation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bakelite pin tray
maker
Bakelite Corporation
Measurements
overall: 3 in x 2 7/8 in; 7.62 cm x 7.366 cm
overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 in; 3.175 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
AG.A.4474.01
accession number
1931.116481
catalog number
A.4474.01
Credit Line
Bakelite Corporation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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