Celluloids are a class of compounds created from nitrocellulose and camphor, with added dyes and other agents. |
Generally considered the first thermoplastic, it was first created as Parkesine in 1856 and as Xylonite in 1869,
before being registered as Celluloid in 1870.
Celluloid is easily molded and shaped, and it was first widely used as an ivory replacement.