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Early Plastic/celluloid Veneer.

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#1 Stephen Selby

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Posted 14 October 2017 - 10:20 PM

I have a German concertina by Meinel und Herold manufactured in 1935. It is in mint condition in its original wrapping. 


It has a very high quality walnut burl veneer; but I think that it must be some sort of plastic. Too good to be true. When was the first plastic wood veneer substitute used industrially?

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#2 Wolf Molkentin

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Posted 01 November 2017 - 05:53 AM

I have no information re the point of introducing this kind of veneer, but here's a current example of "burl" celluloid as applied by the maker "Weltmeister":

Hope this helps

Best wishes - Wolf

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