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Posted 2 years ago

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valentino97
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Bakelite, lucite, celluloid.

Many of these lighter yellow pieces might have been white and have darkened over the years. I wish that would stop! I don't have them anywhere NEAR light now. When I bought the polka dot bracelet 20 years ago it was a soft yummy butter color.

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  1. Newtimes Newtimes, 2 years ago
    I think you can sand them down and under the yellow they could be white. But I dont know if thats really good for your health because they used weard things to get different colors in bakelite. I have heard they also used asbestos for some colors...So thats not really good.
    But I personally love the yellow. It shows they are real and they have age
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
    Thank you both for your expertise and taking time to pass great info along. I have heard about sanding them - and agree w/you. Mainly seems to be successful for restoring old bakelite radios but I am sure sanding the bracelets would then require a new sealant? And, yes - that wrecks the antique affect.

    Thank you AR8Jason for your info on storing celluloid - I have learned the hard way too w/some of my cool old buttons. Now I know why most are displayed on cardboard apart from eachother.
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 1 year ago
    Thank you for loving my yellow bakelite collection - mustangtony, bratjdd, vetraio, newtimes and vintagemad. Fun looking at this again today.
  4. DrFluffy DrFluffy, 1 year ago
    I love you bakelite collection...

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