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Bakelite Costume Jewelry42 of 136Vintage Bakelite Carved Horse BroochBakelite bangle
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Posted 11 months ago


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Hello I have this bangle that I've had for a long time it just caught my eye and I thought I'd put it on here as I've still not come across another and am hoping someone who knows more can help with a little bit of info.
I don't know how old it is or where it's from.washed this item with very hot water and it had a horrible smell coming from it not sure if this is the smell that you get from Bakelite.
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  1. Vmode, 9 months ago
    Hiya, one of favourite passtimes is testing new additions to my plastic jewellery collection under hot water! Could you describe the smell? It won't be bakelite due to the colour and 'mother of pearl' effect, but it could be another of the early plastics- is the smell like a kind of wet fabric or wet wool? The pearlized and marbled effect is similar to pieces made from Casein plastic/Galalith, which will typically give off that pong :) If it's a more 'industrial' smell like new car, it could be a modern resin.

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