is part of the Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Celluloid collection

The plastics industry exists thanks, in part, to John Wesley Hyatt who, in 1868, created Celluloid, the first thermoplastic material. Today, products made of Celluloid are relatively rare, but one of the best collections can be found at the National Plastics Center & Museum in Leominster, MA. The display, consisting of animals, combs, dolls, hair ornaments, and toys, is part of a larger private collection owned by Keith Lauer (pictured), the museum’s curator. Most of the toys shown here were produced by the Leominster-based Viscoloid Co. during the 1940s and 1950s.

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish