Vintage 1950s Red Bakelite Bangle Bracelet, Set of Two Stackable Bracelets

Vintage 1950s Red Bakelite Bangle Bracelet, Set of Two Stackable Slim Bracelets, Smooth Simple Minimalist Bracelets, Mid Century Phenol Formaldehyde Kightweight Resin Jewelry 

Classic set of two 2 smooth and minimalist Bakelite bangle bracelets, one of them a Toro and the other a more generic cylinder shaped. Smooth and pretty red Bakelite bangles stackable and truly lovely one beside the other. Vintage 1950s jewelry 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.

Wearable length (inside circumference): 7.9" inches / Width: 10mm and 6mm each of them / Weight: 34 grams together
All Dimensions are approximate

Bakelite ( 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.


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