White Poppit beads

Side view of a string of Poppit beads showing them together. Side view of a string of Poppit beads showing them together. Close view of a string of Poppit beads showing them together. Close view of a string of Poppit beads showing the ball and socket. Close view of a string of Poppit beads showing them together.
Side view of a string of Poppit beads showing them together. Side view of a string of Poppit beads showing them together. Close view of a string of Poppit beads showing them together. Close view of a string of Poppit beads showing the ball and socket. Close view of a string of Poppit beads showing them together.
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Object number
PHSL : X24.1
Country
Date
1953 - 1959 (circa)

Description

A string of 93 white coloured Poppit beads each bead measuring approximately 9.6mm in diameter. Poppit beads, made from injection moulded polyethylene, were popular in the 1950s. Each bead has a protruding stem with a ball finial on one side, and a corresponding socket in the opposite side. When pushed together, the beads form a continuous 'string' without the aid of a thread.
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