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Celluloid French Nano Convert nº45 Doll

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Celluloid French Nano Convert nº45 Doll


Celluloid French Nano Convert nº45 Doll. This doll arrived in perfect condition, only the rubbers have been changed. The eyes are original and pendulous, the mouth is closed and rosy on the cheeks. The hair is molded and dark brown. It measures about 46 cm.

It bears a drawing of a mill and the words France, the model number is 45. Attributed to the French Brand Convert.


The French Convert Brand.

Particularly, the Convert plant was created in 1833, but the first known babies were produced in 1911 at the Grand Moulin factory in Oyonnax, Likewise. It was especially in the 1930s that the production gained momentum by creating a 35-cm doll at 10 francs. Later, after buying Anel’s house in 1935, they bought the moulds from the Desrues factory in 1949, consequently expanding the business significantly like Celluloid French Nano Convert nº45 Doll


The Celluloid

In the last quarter of the 19th century, celluloid began to compete with traditional materials used in doll making, such as biscuit, wood, paper, and cloth.

Because it was a versatile substance, made from pyroxylin (cellulose nitrates) and camphor, it was an inexpensive material and easy to produce.

It was mostly used extensively for doll making, as well as many household items, until the mid-1950s, when it was replaced by other plastics.


Celluloid was first developed and used for Hyatt Brothers dolls in New Jersey in the late 1860s. His company registered the name “celluloid” in 1869. Although the product was patented, the word celluloid is used to Often to describe all types of pyroxylin mixtures, regardless of manufacturer.

The manufacturing process of the celluloid dolls in the first place is to place the celluloid substance in its solid state in a two-piece metal mold. The second step was to introduce steam or hot air into the mold under pressure, this softened the celluloid adapting to the shape of the mold until the two halves were joined like Celluloid French Nano Convert nº45 Doll

When it cools, it is removed from the mold and the doll is decorated.


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