Eight various Australian vesta advertising cases. Australian cylindrical vesta cae, inscribed on the lid N.S.Wales Tramways & Gr (Government Railways), surmounted by a crown; Australian advertising celluloid vesta case for Adams' Hotel. There is a picture of the Adams' Hotel on the front & 'Meet me at the marble bar on the reverse; Australian adertising celluloid vesta tin for Griffith Bros Teas Coffees Cocoas, Griffiths Bros Sydney Melbourne & Adelaide; Australian advertising celluloid vesta case for Jg Rowell Tailor & gents Mercer, 80 Rundle Street Adelaide; Australian advertising vesta case for Pell & Allan Auctioneers & Commission Agents, Bega N.S.Wales; Australian advertising vesta case for Reynella brandy & Reynella port, Adelaide; Australian advertising vesta case for Dixon's Yankee Doodle tobacco; & English advertising vesta case for Perry & Co limited steel pen makers. On the reverse side 'Jubilee Box' 1837-1887.
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- Celluloid - In 1864 an American scientist by the name of Parkes mixed camphor with nitrocellulose, etc. The result was what came to be known as "celluloid", the first form of plastic, and a product for which Parkes could find no use.
Some time later when the supplies of ivory for making billiard balls were becoming difficult to obtain, an inventor produced a perfect billiard ball from a mould using "celluloid".
Toys, dolls and other products such as combs, cutlery handles and costume jewellery made from celluloid began appearing on the market from 1913 and continued to do so until the early 1950s by which time it was superseded by more modern products due to safety concerns because it was highly flammable and brittle product.
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