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1939 New York World’s Fair Souvenir Salt & Pepper Set

Title1939 New York World’s Fair Souvenir Salt & Pepper Set
Object Name1939 New York World’s Fair Souvenir Salt & Pepper Set
Manufactured ByHelix
DescriptionBrown Bakelite salt and pepper set formed to imitate the shape of the New York 1939 World's Fair Time Capsule. The Worlds Fair Corporation buried a time capsule under the Westinghouse Building so that future generations in the year 6939 would be able to get an idea of what life was like in 1939. Torpedo shaped and 7" feet long and 8" inches in diameter, it contained samples of plastics, metal and fabrics, numerous books and essays reproduced on microfilm, newsreels with instructions and a key to the English language. - Pendray, George Edward. (1939) The Story of the Westinghouse Time Capsule - 1939 New York World's Fair. Public Domain.
Date Manufactured1939-1940
MaterialPhenol Formaldehyde (PF)
Material Trade NameBakelite
Number of Objects2
Accession Number2009_079.076
DonorGift of Lawrence J. Broutman
Broad SubjectNovelty, Promotional and Souvenir Items
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