Last Updated on 3/8/2006 by bidz
Nice article on the history of Bakelite on Antiqueweek.com:
by Julie Robinson
“Bakelite – It’s touched us all, and we’ve touched it in wall switches, jewelry, handles on toasters and cutlery and colorful radio cases.
Bakelite was a chemical miracle of the 20th century. With its development, plastic moved up in status from mere substitute material to a symbol of modern culture.”