A necklace made from a range of Poppit beads

Description

A necklace comprising a range of Poppit beads, 56 in total in various colours and sizes, the largest of which is approximately 12mm 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.
Designers & Manufacturers
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Object number

PHSL : X31

Date

1953 - 1959 (circa)

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Dimensions
Diameter
12mm

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