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Cascelloid, Tangram


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Title Tangram
Collection Museum of Design in Plastics: Arts University College at Bournemouth
Manufacturer Cascelloid
Date 1941 post
Description A 1940s Palitoy tangram puzzle consisting of a square box with a sliding lid, containing a number of shapes which make up two squares to fit into the box. The pieces all have moulded decoration of birds and flowers and are made of injection moulded polystyrene. The set was manufactured by The Cascelloid Company which was founded by Alfred Edward Pallett in Coalville, Leicestershire in 1909 to produce celluloid and fancy goods. Cascelloid was bought in 1931 by British Xylonite and the word "Palitoy" was created as a trademark in 1935 for their toy division. Injection moulding was developed by British Xylonite in 1941 and was used for the Palitoy toy ranges. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
Accession Number PHSL : 119
Dimensions length 48mm, width 48mm, depth 10mm
Materials plastic, PS, polystyrene
Notes Everyday objects, such as those in this collection, are sometimes difficult to research. If you have any information about this object please contact the museum on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Rights MoDiP has done its utmost to obtain clearance from all IPR holders before adding images to this catalogue, if you believe that any image has been used without permission please contact us on modip@aub.ac.uk.
Method injection moulded
Object Type jigsaw puzzle
 

 

 

 

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