Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Bakelite

Well I decided it is time to go back in time to Bakelite. Here is an extract from Wikipedia.

It was developed by Belgian-born chemist Leo Baekeland in New York in 1907.
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.[1] The "retro" appeal of old Bakelite products has made them collectible.

And so, here are some of our current vintage Bakelite products! Some might well be collectible.
Just go and check them out on our website http://www.silburyantiques.com/common/GetItemList?mode=tag

I know which one is my favourite, but which is yours?