Chartwell Books, Nov 1, 1997 - Antiques & Collectibles - 224 pages
Known as the material of a thousand uses, Bakelite was the design industry's dream substance due to its easy moldable properties. This early plastic was used for jewelry, radios, lamps and many novelties that are now rare collectibles. Learn to distinguish between this and other plastics and how to discern the value of individual pieces.
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