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Sad and Flat Irons
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2 years ago
Cool. Thanks yougottahavestuff. It definitely looks more like a plastic than wood or enamelled metal. I tried the hot water & small tests for Bakelite and couldn't detect any formaldehyde smell myse...
That's what I was wondering
Curious. Yes, it might be. After tapping it, biting it, weighing it, I'm simply not sure. It's definitely a lighter material than the metal it's attached to.
Nice finds Gillian & keramikis. I appreciate the patent database suggestion too. Had some fun with that already, though no match yet
yougottahavestuff - I'll be sad if I don't ;)
Hi keramikos - That catalogue is fascinating. It's also an great angle for researching that I hadn't thought of before. Your theory is definitely the most plausible so far. Thanks for your time :)
Ha! I think you're right about it being a toy though. Mine is a lot lighter than that and then there's "Castoy", which I assume is the brand name, albeit probably a different company to the auto toys....
Thanks keramikos, It's 3.75 inches. Interesting references. I was aeare of the auto toys, but not the other company. Cheers Jake
I'm especially curious to learn it's likely age and what that handle is made of