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Advertising notepad

Object Number: 
2012.16.5
Date: 
1922
Medium: 
Celluloid
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. (9.6 x 6 cm)
Inscriptions: 
Front text: COMPLIMENTS OF / United Confectioners / Supply Company / MANUFACTURERS OF / SUPERIOR FLAVORING EXTRACTS / IMPORTERS AND DEALERS / IN GENERAL CONFECTIONERS' SUPPLIES / NO. 561 GREENWICH ST. / NEW YORK / BETWEEN CHARLTON AND KING STREETS. / TELEPHONE 2538/2539 SPRING Back: 1922 calendar / BASTIAN BROS, CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y. / OFFICERS / E.A.G. INTEMANN, . . . PRESIDENT / FREDERICK LANGE, . . VICE-PRESIDENT / J. HENRY CORDES, . . . TREASURERE / E.A.G. INTEMANN, JR. . . SECRETARY / FREDERICK LANGE, JR. . . CASHIER
Description: 
Advertising notepad with celluloid front and back covers for United Confectioners Supply Company. Front text reads: COMPLIMENTS OF / United Confectioners / Supply Company / MANUFACTURERS OF / SUPERIOR FLAVORING EXTRACTS / IMPORTERS AND DEALERS / IN GENERAL CONFECTIONERS' SUPPLIES / NO. 561 GREENWICH ST. / NEW YORK / BETWEEN CHARLTON AND KING STS. / TELEPHONE 2538/2539 SPRING Back text reads: 1922 calendar / BASTIAN BROS, CO. ROCHESTER, N.Y. / OFFICERS / E.A.G. INTEMANN, . . . PRESIDENT / FREDERICK LANGE, . . VICE-PRESIDENT / J. HENRY CORDES, . . . TREASURER / E.A.G. INTEMANN, JR. . . SECRETARY / FREDERICK LANGE, JR. . . CASHIER Notepad includes several pages with useful information: Calendar for 1922, 1923, 1924 / Interest Tables. / Official Population of the United States. / Official Population of the largest cities in the United States. / State Statistics. / Presidents of the United States. / Foreign Coins and their value in U.S. Money. / Familiar Facts. / Weights and Measures. / Help in Case of Accidents. / Poisons and Antidotes. / Postal Information. / Legal Holidays in the United States. / Cuba, Philippine Islands, Alaska, Porto Rico, Hawaii.
Gallery Label: 
Celluloid, the first entirely synthetic plastic, was invented by John Wesley Hyatt (1837-1920) of Albany in 1869. It is created from nitrocellulose and camphor along with dyes and other agents. Hyatt first developed the material as a less expensive alternative to ivory in the production of billiard balls. Hyatt's invention was patented in 1869 and subsequently used for a wide range of objects, both in imitation of expensive animal products like ivory, horn, and tortoiseshell, and also as an inexpensive medium for objects such as dresser sets, jewelry, picture frames, and advertising giveaways. Celluloid, which is both flammable and fragile, was gradually supplanted by the stronger Bakelite in the 1920s. Celluloid continues to be used today for making Ping Pong balls and guitar picks.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dadie and Norman Perlov and Daughters
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group