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Cow: CELLULOID JEWELRY

"Celluloid became the generic name for cellulose nitrate plastics and its use for knife handles, washable collars and cuffs, toys, table tennis balls, etc became widespread. However, the highly inflammable nature of celluloid was always a hazard to its manufacture and use, and as newer plastics materials became available its use gradually declined. In the USA, celluloid companies became merged into and engulfed by firms making newer plastics and in 1949 manufacture of celluloid at Newark ceased - 77 years after it began there."

Info found at Plastics Historical Society

"Celluloid is an artificial, semi-synthetic thermoplastic made from pyroxylin and camphor. It is a thin, lightweight material that is sensitive to heat. It can be softened and reused. In 1927 the compoind wa refined with vinegar so that the material would not be flammable. Celluloid comes in hundreds of colors and can be buffed,polished,carved and molded to create wonderful jewelry,buckles and hair jewelry."

Quote from Collecting Art Plastic Jewelry by Leigh Leshner and can be ordered at

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Date(s): April 10, 2007. Album by Jewelry Ring. 1 - 65 of 65 Total. 5075 Visits.
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COW: CELLULOID Pins,Necklaces,Bracelets and More

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Coral Color Deeply Molded Celluloid Ring

Compliments of Dotty Stringfield

Illusion Jewels


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Signed Made in Japan Dancing Couple Pin

Courtesy of Dotty Stringfield


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Coral Color Deeply Molded Celluloid Pin

Compliments of Judi Bollan

Remnants From the Past


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Pink & Blue Celluloid Chain Necklace

Compliments of Judi Bollan


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Ivory color Deeply Molded Celluloid Bangle

Courtesy of Judi Bollan


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Celluloid Dress Clip

Courtesy of Judi Bollan


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Red Celluloid Necklace

Courtesy of Judi Bollan


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Celluloid basket Pin

Compliments of Judi Bollan


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Ivory color Celluloid heart Pin from France

Courtesy of Judi Bollan


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Celluloid older Mickey Mouse charm from Cracker Jacks

Courtesy of Judi Bollan


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Colorful Celluloid Dress Clips

Compliments of Sande Kattau

KATTSLAIR


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Celluloid Birds Pin

Courtesy of Sande Kattau


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Unusual style Green (with touches of butter yellow) Celluloid Bracelet

Compliments of Judy Miller

Bangle Caddies


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Vintage Celluloid Dress Clip

Compliments of Susan Corwin

Eureka I Found It!


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Art Deco Celluloid Pin

Compliments of Susan Corwin


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Celluloid Cameo Pin

Compliments of Rosie Dyer

Just A Bunch Of Wildflowers on eBay


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Vintage Celluloid Children dancing Pin

Courtesy of Rosie Dyer


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Vintage Celluloid Demi

Courtesy of Rosie Dyer


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White Carved Celluloid Bracelet

Compliments of Linda Heberling

Yesterdays Jewels


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Unusual Celluloid Cameo Brooch

Compliments of Linda Heberling


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Vintage Celluloid Palm Tree

Courtesy of Jan Gaughan

Eclectic Vintage


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Native American With Full Headdress

Courtesy of Jan Gaughan


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Bright Blue Flower with Thin Celluloid Rhinestone-studded Petals

Courtesy of Jan Gaughan


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Bright Pink Rose Celluloid Brooch

Courtesy of the Linda Rutherford Collection


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Art Deco Black Celluloid Leaf Pin

Courtesy of Alison Gadberry

ALISON'S ANTIQUE'S & VINTAGE JEWELRY


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Complex Celluloid Lavaliere-style Necklace and Earrings

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection


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Closeup of Necklace

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection


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Celluloid Flapper Pin

Compliments of the Cathy Gordon Collection


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White Molded Celluloid Brooch

Compliments of Nona Grampp

NONA'S of ALEXANDRIA


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Celluloid Pin

Courtesy of Nona Grampp


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Carved and Painted Celluloid Dangle Brooch

Compliments of Terri Friedman

RHUMBA!


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Celluloid Bird Pin with Large Rhinestone

Compliments of Terri Friedman


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Bright Green Rhinestone Celluloid Bangle Bracelet

Compliments of Terri Friedman


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Coral Color Celluloid Bangle

Compliments of Rene Colon

Maenads' Gems


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Celluloid Horse and Carriage Pin

Courtesy of Rene Colon


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Celluloid Scotty and Schnauzer Pin

Courtesy of Rene Colon


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Celluloid Bird Pin

Compliments of Keith Coulter

JK Tex Merchantile


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Celluloid Buckle

Courtesy of Keith Coulter


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Coral Color Deeply Molded Celluloid Pin

Compliments of Lilly Vittetow

Lilly's Vintage Jewelry


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Made in Japan Celluloid Earrings

Courtesy of Lilly Vittetow


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Molded Celluloid Flowers Brooch

Courtesy of Milli Denney

Milli Joolz


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Red Celluloid Pin

Courtesy of Milli Denney


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Molded Coral-colored Celluloid Floral Necklace

Courtesy of Lee Caplan

Faux Jewels


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Figural Celluloid Alpine Boy and Girl Pins

Courtesy of Lee Caplan


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Brooch and Earrings Demi-parure

Courtesy of Lee Caplan


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Celluloid Flowers on Celluloid Chain Bib Necklace

Courtesy of Linda Kripke

Link 2 Jewels


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Closeup View of Back of Necklace

Courtesy of Linda Kripke


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Red Celluloid Bracelet - Unsigned Attributed to Miriam Haskell

Courtesy of Linda Kripke


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Celluloid White Kitty

Compliments of the Cynthia Fore Miller Collection


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Deep Rose-colored Celluloid Cameo Brooch

Compliments of the Cynthia Fore Miller Collection


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Ivory-colored Celluloid Lovebirds

Compliments of the Cynthia Fore Miller Collection


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Celluloid Necklace with Bakelite Dangles

Courtesy of Nancy Brace

Splendors Of the Past


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Molded Celluloid Flower-motif Brooch with Black/Aqua Dangles

Courtesy of Nancy Brace


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Czech Pin With Man on Skis

Courtesy of Nancy Brace


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Celluloid Calf & Cowboy Hat Pin

Compliments of Beegee McBride

Beegee's Jewels


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Celluloid Acetate Laminated Cuff Bracelet

Courtesy of Beegee McBride


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White Celluloid Peony Vintage Earrings

Courtesy of Beegee McBride


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Vintage Celluloid Pendant Necklace

Compliments of Delores Benedict

Bitz of Glitz


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Celluloid pin with some etched detail and painting of a Deco style flapper walking her Borzoi (Russian Wolfhound)

Compliments of Debbie Schneider

Dog Jewelry Museum


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Celluloid Boston Terrier stick Pin

Courtesy of Debbie Schneider


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Celluloid Walking the Dog Pin

Compliments of Debbie Schneider


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Molded Celluloid flowers on Celluloid chain Necklace

Compliments of Jo-Ann Hall

VINTAGE*STUFF at eBay


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Celluloid Earrings signed Germany

Courtesy of Jo-Ann Hall


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c. 1930's Molded Plastic Mechanical Dog Pin

Compliments of Elaine Kula

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