Category Archives: celluloid with rhinestones

Ebay: Art Deco Bird Comb

It’s on E-bay for $229 or best offer. I’m not recommending anyone buy it at that price, or at all, but I love this comb, c. 1930. I think it has humor, pizzazz, and is an excellent example of American … Continue reading

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Celluloid Combs: Leominster, MA, and France’s Oyonnax Valley

Who invented celluloid? The credit cannot go to one person or one continent. However, the world’s first thermoplastic was registered in 1870. With celluloid, heat and machines could be used to mold, cut, and carve many objects per hour for … Continue reading

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Creative Museum: American Dazzle

The Creative Museum has just introduced its fourth slide presentation on the history of American celluloid combs. It is masterful and puts the correct respectful valuation on celluloid, which allowed artists’ imaginations to go wild. Here is “Spotlight on the … Continue reading

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