Roanoid ashtray

Side view of an ashtray showing the spherical shape. Top view of an ashtray showing the spherical shape. Side view of an ashtray showing the open cigarette rests. Top view of an ashtray showing the open cigarette rests. Inside view of an ashtray showing the open cigarette rests.
Side view of an ashtray showing the spherical shape. Top view of an ashtray showing the spherical shape. Side view of an ashtray showing the open cigarette rests. Top view of an ashtray showing the open cigarette rests. Inside view of an ashtray showing the open cigarette rests.

Description

A spherical ashtray, from the 1930s, with three fold out cigarette rests. The base is weighted with a lead disk and the top is made of marbled pink compression moulded urea formaldehyde. This item forms part of the Plastics Historical Society (PHS) collection.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Inscriptions

moulded: "PAT NO 389426 MADE FOR ROXON LTD BY ROANOID"

Object number

PHSL : 91

Date

1935 (circa)
Dimensions
Height
87mm
Diameter
85mm

Colour