Vintage 1960s Mid Century Yellow Bakelite Round Disc Stud Earrings
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Diameter 28mm or 1.1" inches / Weight 6.6 grams / All measurements are approximate
Vintage Bakelite Butterscotch Yellow Discs Post Earrings from the 1960s, perhaps originally clip ons that later were adapted to Studs (perhaps). In an excellent vintage condition!
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.