Last Updated on 3/8/2006 by bidz

Nice article on the history of Bakelite on

Miracle plastic shaped modern culture

Antique Week
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.”

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