Vintage Rose Top Celluloid Salt & Pepper Shaker Shakers
for item 1475
CATEGORY: Salt & Pepper
DESIGN / PATTERN: Cabbage Rose
MAKER/COUNTRY: Not Marked
The Cutest individual salt and pepper shakers I have ever seen.
ITEM: Rose top Celluloid Salt & Pepper shakers
COLOR: I have 4 red,4 yellow, 2 blue, and 2 green
SIZE: 1-1/8" diameter x 1" tall
STOPPERS: no stoppers, the top unscrews to fill.
CONDITION: Excellent Vintage . No Damage. Free of Chips, Cracks, Repairs. Some have discolored with age three to be exact have some orange discoloration on the outside. (2 green and 1 yellow bottom)
DAMAGE: NO Damage. Just Perfect Minor discoloration on 3 of them on the outside
MATERIAL: Plastic, Celluloid
AGE: Early 1900
NOTES: These very collectible shakers are from an old Estate collection of shakers and Cellars.
Celluloid, the first entirely synthetic plastic, was invented by American John W. Hyatt in 1869 (the name was coined by his brother). Hyatt was looking for something to replace ivory; billiards had become a very popular game, but the balls were made of valuable ivory — and thus were getting more and more expensive as more and more elephants were killed for their tusks. He began manufacturing celluloid in 1872, but his billiard balls did not do well — they had the unfortunate tendency to explode on contact due to the volatile, flammable nature of celluloid!
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