Retro Celluloid objects made years ago have become collector items and museum artifacts. There were a number of companies who manufactured celluloid for use in celluloid products. These items are not marked retro Celluloid.
Identification of retro Celluloid items requires sophisticated diagnosis test. However, here are some things you can do yourself to help you determine the material. Unless it has degraded to the point of oozing, Celluloid is very hard at normal room temperature.
It softens with moderate heat. Try warming the surface of a retro Celluloid item for a few seconds by holding it about 3 inches from a bright light. If it is retro Celluloid the item should be soft enough to leave a tiny fingernail imprint. You can also rub the item with a soft cloth it will give off the odor of camphor or menthol.
Retro Celluloid items
Schrade Cutlery Company – Celluloid Razor
The Schrade Cutlery Company was founded in 1904 by brothers George, William, and Louis Schrade in Walden, NY. This Retro Celluloid Razor was one of their many products. The Schrade Cutlery Company also produced switchblades and pocket knives.
Celluloid Vanity Sets
This Celluloid Vanity Sets consists of green hand mirror, brush and fancy comb. They were the three basic items in the vanity set.
Celluloid Collectibles For Sale
Beautiful Vintage Green and Bronze Fountain Pen with Waterman's Flex Nib
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Antique Pocket Mirror Rapids Heater Company Furnace Celluloid Radiator Grand
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Vintage Schrade Walden USA Celluloid Blue Swirl 2 Blade Knife /Sharpened
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VINTAGE 30's 40's MR. PEANUT LINK BRACELET 6 CELLULOID CHARMS
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Antique Advertising Celluloid Pocket Mirror PERRY CARRIAGE FACTORY INDIANAPOLIS
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~1896~ LONG DISTANCE THE U.S. TELEPHONE CO. Advertising Celluloid Pinback US
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early CASE THRESHING MACHINE CO. Advertising Celluloid Pinback RACINE, WI ~1896~
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Remington Vintage 2-Blade Pen Knife with Rare BLUE Celluloid Handles
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Lg Sz Vintage Celluloid Button Detailed Queen Mary Design - 1 & 5/8"
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Antique Advertising Celluloid Tape Measure-BUICK-Saginaw, Michigan
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Original Warner & Waas Weatherly's Leading Store Celluloid Bill Hook
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Vintage Cracker Jack Gumball Machine Prize Charm Celluloid SANTA CLAUS Premium
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Antique celluloid box, women in boat, lg.
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