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TitleSphere Shaped Ashtray
Object NameSphere Shaped Ashtray
Manufactured ByRoanoid Plastics Ltd, England
DescriptionSphere shaped ashtray with black plastic, green marble, and black metal parts. Plastic cigarette holders (3) are on a hinge to fold over hole in marble and allow ash to be contained in an enclosed sphere shape. Identification and manufacture is marked on inside of sphere, unable to read clearly." Roanoid is the trade name for a plastic made from urea formaldehyde developed in Britain by Roanoid Plastics Ltd in 1923. Roanoid Plastics Ltd was a specialized molder, and provided the ocean liner 'Queen Mary' with various fittings (including handrails) in 1936." The ashtray is probably one of the most famous and ingenious pieces of English Art Deco design and similar examples have been featured in many exhibitions."
Date Manufacturedc. 1935
MaterialUrea Formaldehyde
Material Trade NameRoanoid
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2009_079.008
DonorGift of Lawrence J. Broutman.
Broad SubjectTobacco Related
SubjectsAshtrays
For More InformationPlease address inquires to the Public Services Librarian, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Library (e-mail: scrc@syr.edu, tel. 315-443-2697).
RightsPublication of images from the Special Collections Research Center is subject to approval and fees may be charged for such use. Publication includes the following media: print, electronic/digital, videotape, film, or microfilm. Permission to use images must be obtained in advance and in writing from the Special Collections Research Center by writing to plastics@syr.edu or going to http://scrc.syr.edu . These fees are separate from any which might be assigned/assessed by the copyright holder.
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