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TitleUnion Case (Daguerreotype Case)
Object NameUnion Case (Daguerreotype Case)
DescriptionDaguerreotype case with blue velvet. Inner printed note states: "Genuine Union Case, Improved, Fine gilt and burnished Hinge. Scovill Mf'g Co." Also called a "Union Case" an example of an early thermoplastic technology using a mixture of shellac and wood fibers were pressed into a steel mold.
Dimensions2"x 1.5"x 1/2"
MaterialThermoplastic Resin
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2010.052
DonorGift of National Plastics Center.
Broad SubjectClothing, Jewelry and Accessories
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