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More on Bakelite

A little while back, I did a post on “What is bakelite?” – explaining what it is and how to tell if your piece is actually bakelite or just celluloid, lucite or “fakelite”.  Since that post, I have…

Vintage Jewelry – What Exactly is Bakelite?

Bakelite is an early form of plastic invented by Leo Baekeland in 1907.  Bakelite was most popular during the 1930’s -1940’s. It had many uses, including electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings, kitchenware, pipe stems, and…