Posted 6 years ago
Today's offering at my local thrift store was this 29" strand of Butterscotch Bakelite. There are 22 beads that measure just about 1 3/8". I tested these beads using the 401 method and I am happy to report that the Q-tip turned yellow/light brown upon rubbing the beads. I am guessing these beads are from the 1950's-1960's. I don't know what to add but that it has a good sound and weight. Thanks for stopping by.
** Edit: Upon heating these in hot water, they smelled honey-like, resinous, which fits the description of copal.