Hello again! It’s still button week!
Today we’re going to feature Bakelite buttons—wonderful early plastic buttons that had their heyday in the 1930’s and 1940’s–then other plastics became popular.
There are intricate tests involved by “real” button collectors to prove/disprove the chemistry of the plastic of the button and whether it is true bakelite or not. I don’t do those tests and group my buttons as “bakelite and wanna-be bakelites”. They all look great to me!
I don’t want to say I have favorites, but it’s true, I do have favorites, and some of them are sitting in that gorgeous star pattern today. I have both a green and a red rose—see them?
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If I could only take two bakelites to a desert island, I think they would be the ones.
Hm–and maybe the oblong “butterscotch” one with the metal trim. And the three-colored
sandwich . . .
and what about the “pyramid” and the “cupcake”? gotta love them, too
What’s your story about bakelite buttons?
More tomorrow, with more buttons!