Bakelite

I have a strange love for the kitschy goodness that is Bakelite.

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One of the first plastics made from synthetic components, Bakelite was used for its electrical nonconductivity and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings, and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, pipe stems, and children’s toys. Bakelite was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark in 1993 by the American Chemical Society in recognition of its significance as the world’s first synthetic plastic.

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My favorite pieces, without a doubt, are the clocks, radios…or any combination thereof.

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I’d like to own one of these one day.

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Online Bakelite Museum

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.

4 Responses to “Bakelite”

  1. That first image in this post is amazing…. The reflective nature of the material, makes that fine piece of work really stand out….

    I hope you get well soon/…. As WordPress can’t wait for more lovely posts from your blog…. 🙂

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