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    • 1990

    Three dimensional representation of the periodic table of elements (unassembled). ElemenTree is made of transparent Vivak plastic in pink and green with black text. The tree has 17 pieces (layers are polygonal) with a…

    • before 1940

    Hand mirror, hairbrush, comb, nail buffer and holder, button hook, and trinket box of Ivory Pyralin, a brand name for DuPont celluloid.

    In the United States during the 1860s, John Wesley Hyatt experimented with…

    • 1910 – 1940

    Irregularly-shaped wooden box with blue and off-white synthetic coatings; box is secured with two steel snap fasteners; top opens upward and is held upright with a cloth ribbon on the left side; top and bottom of box…

  1. Hexagonal-shaped clear Lexan bottle with a cardboard casing/label; black plastic lid with a dark amber nipple.

    Lexan is a resin thermoplastic discovered by General Electric chemist Dr. Daniel Fox in 1953. It is similar…

  2. Irregularly-shaped piece of foam-like silver plastic; pieces of twisted copper wire are holding some portions together; bottom has a wax or glue-like material coating it; some areas have a blackened, charred appearance.

    • circa 1880

    Set of celluloid billiard balls with brown cue ball; balls are divided in bottom section of square wooden box by cardboard dividers.

    • 1950s

    Gold colored plastic box with a black circular grate and gold steel clips on the front; on the left top corner is a black plastic tone dial and on the right top corner is the volume dial; on the right side is a black…

  3. Black Bakelite handle with a large button on its side; product information engraved in white on front of handle; circular grated area has a raised enclosure; four copper wires coated in brown synthetic fiber emanate…

  4. Black Bakelite cylindrical base with four steel arms giving it support; red Bakelite circles are attached to the end of each arm; the model itself is attached with a steel arm that protrudes upward from the base; model…

  5. Black Bakelite cylindrical base with four steel arms giving it support; red Bakelite circles are attached to the end of each arm; the model itself is attached with a steel arm that protrudes upward from the base; model…

  6. Black Bakelite cylindrical base with four steel arms giving it support; red Bakelite circles are attached to the end of each arm; the model itself is attached with a steel arm that protrudes upward from the base; model…

  7. Set of 16 possibly Bakelite billiard balls; some billiard numbers are missing or duplicated.

    Green cardboard box with removable top; red product information sticker on one side of box top; remnants of cardboard…

    • 1954 – 1962

    Kodak brand Brownie Holiday Flash camera; Dakon plastic lens with rotary shutter; molded brown and tan Bakelite body; three metal sockets on right side of the camera body meant for mounting flash bulb; braided cord…

  8. Pair of protective eyewear worn while welding and cutting. Bakelite frames are reddish-brown in color and attached to adjustable black elastic headband. Lenses are reflective and appear dark green in color when not in…

  9. Amber-tinted lucite bracelet; exterior has raised floral pattern.

    Lucite methyl methacrylate polymer was among the first plastics derived from petrochemicals. DuPont chemists discovered Lucite in 1931 while exploring…