Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Antique Dolls - Celluloid

Celluloid is one of the first synthetic plastics ever created in 1863. It is a plastic created from wood products that includes cellulose nitrate and camphor. Celluloid is flammable and deteriorates easily if exposed to moisture, and can be prone to cracking and yellowing with certain formulations.

 Celluloid dolls can vary in size from 1"-30" for large Japanese celluloid baby or toddler dolls. However, most celluloid dolls tend to be smaller dolls due to the lightweight nature of the plastic and also due to its fragility.

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