Catalin Bracelet Set, 1928-1940

Summary

Catalin, a hardy plastic, had mass appeal during the 1930s. Catalin jewelry was inexpensive to make, easy to work with, and versatile -- which meant that it was widely available in a variety of fashionable colors appealing to Depression-weary Americans. These bracelets were likely produced for mass merchandisers, but retailers offered Catalin jewelry at every price point.

Catalin, a hardy plastic, had mass appeal during the 1930s. Catalin jewelry was inexpensive to make, easy to work with, and versatile -- which meant that it was widely available in a variety of fashionable colors appealing to Depression-weary Americans. These bracelets were likely produced for mass merchandisers, but retailers offered Catalin jewelry at every price point.

Artifact

Bracelets (Jewelry)

Date Made

1928-1940

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Attributed to an American maker.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

81.24.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Apple Annie's

Material

Catalin
Plastic

Color

Orange yellow
Brown
Tan (Color)

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