Vintage Bakelite Buttons
 
 

    Bakelite is an early plastic, therefore, all of these buttons are vintage.  It was developed by the Belgian-American 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, children's toys, and firearms. The "retro" appeal of old Bakelite products has made them collectible.  Bakelite was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark on November 9, 1993 by the American Chemical Society in recognition of its significance as the world's first synthetic plastic.

     If you find some buttons that you want to order, please email me with the number and description at Zeldasbuttons@mac.com  I will send you an invoice through Paypal, or I will accept Money Orders, and Credit cards by phone. When you send your email order, include your phone number if you will be using a credit card, and I will call you to complete the credit card process.

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