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    Posted 4 years ago

    valentino97
    (708 items)

    Lucite was manufactured and trademarked by DuPont in 1937. However an earlier product called Pontalite was introduced in the early 30's. I think my 3/8" red, green and yellow stripe bangle is pre-Lucite. Also sharing a 1/2" split bangle that would have been clear and is now a little yellow with age. Has a strip of aqua and gold fabric embedded inside. I think from the 50's but could be older. Both are not brittle, they don't shatter like celluloid if dropped on the floor. They have a little flex and being lightweight don't make noise.

    Actually I wear the aqua bangle w/2 others I will post next.

    Hope you enjoy these oldies. I'm very fond of the striped because it was my first old plastic bangle found in 1981.

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    VINTAGE ITALIAN ORANGE AMBER LUCITE ACRYLIC 25mm. WIDE BANGLE BRACELET V735
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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thank you Mani, Bonnie and Kevin for your loves :-)
    2. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      They are love?y, and their durability is amazing!
      Special love for the striped one too :-)
    3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      This is different ! I like the striped one too. :)
    4. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Kyra and Ken: Yes, the striped one is pretty great. I saw one online for $30 (what???) I won't even pay that for most of my nicest bakelite bangles unless they are carved.

      Thank you friends for loving these 2 oldest Lucite bangles: Thomas, Peggy, Mike and Judy!
    5. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      I love the one with the embedded gold fabric! Greta picture with the bird too!
    6. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 4 years ago
      Who's Greta, LOL :-)) I meant great!
    7. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      ha ha ha bijou! Greta is a great name for my bird prop. Thanks for your nice comments :-)
    8. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 4 years ago
      Both so beautiful, its so hard to pick a fave !~
    9. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 5 months ago
      You have the most wonderful “plastics” collection!
    10. valentino97 valentino97, 5 months ago
      Thank you Eileen - easy for me to collect plastics because they are or (USED to be) cheap! LOL. But, my plastics are not scratched up crap. They are in great condition because of 2 reasons: good quality AND not worn alot to get scratched. I do have some bakelite that looks like it was given to the grand kids for dress up.

      Phil - I missed your comment from long ago - yes, they are and Thank You.

      Also thank you for your loves CW friends.

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