Back by popular demand: Everything Croton continues its very popular series GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.... and so without further ah-doo.... GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN--PYRALIN TOILETWARE--A.K.A. FRENCH IVORY--click on the images to see a two part 1924 ad.
So what is this stuff? COURTESY OF THE SPRUCE
Most people recognize the pale yellow pieces with graining that are
meant to simulate ivory as celluloid these days. In fact, celluloid was
often referred to as “French Ivory” in its heyday to give it a little
more snob appeal, and is sometimes marked as such.
The composition, however, has nothing at all to do with genuine ivory harvested from animal tusks. Another similar term for celluloid, Ivory Pyralin, is sometimes found stamped on these types of pieces as well.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE AND READ more, including a fabulous color photo of "amber pyrolin". Click here
TO SEE THE LAST EDITION OF "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN", THE HISTORIOSCOPE, CLICK HERE