celluloid history

Art Deco Celluloid Necklace

Made from a mix of camphor and nitrocellulose, celluloid is one of the many materials that have been used over the years in the manufacture of vintage jewelry. Its origin may be traced back to 1850s England and one Alexander Parkes. Parkes, who reportedly discovered the material by accident, initially used it to create waterproof apparel.


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