JAIC 1991, Volume 30, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 145 to 162)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1991, Volume 30, Number 2, Article 3 (pp. 145 to 162)

CELLULOID OBJECTS: THEIR CHEMISTRY AND PRESERVATION

JULIE A. REILLY


ABSTRACT—Cellulose nitrate plastic was the first synthetic commercial material. Cellulose nitrate was used to produce a great number of objects now in museum collections. This paper discusses the manufacture, deterioration, and preservation of celluloid objects.

Article Sections:

1. A HISTORY OF CELLULOSE NITRATE PLASTICS
2. SYNTHESIS AND MANUFACTURE
3. DEGRADATION
4. CELLULOID IN THE COLLECTION
5. CONCLUSION
1. APPENDIX
a: Appendix , References , Author Information
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