Pea Green Bakelite Bangle, Wide and Smooth Bracelet, Vintage Minimalist Bangle
Antique 1940s Pea Green Bakelite Bangle with a Mid Century Minimalist Design, Vintage Wide and Smooth Bangle Bracelet Made with Apple Green Bakelite Resin
Smooth and pretty bakelite bangle bracelet in avant garde Pea Green color. Vintage 1940s Bakelite bracelet with some light wear. The surface is lovely and the color is truly nice and catching. The Bakelite on this bracelet is very lightweight and tests positive for Bakelite with Simichrome and hot water.
Bakelite (/ˈbeɪkəlaɪt/ BAY-kə-lyt, sometimes spelled Baekelite), or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride, is an early plastic. It is a thermosetting phenol formaldehyde resin, formed from a condensation reaction of phenol with formaldehyde. It was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in Yonkers, 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.
Measures 8.2" inches wearable length and 0.75" inch wide / Weight 28 grams / All dimensions are approximate