Sunday, November 22, 2009
It's Bakelite, Baby!
So I bought this wonderfully kitschy coaster set from a guy on ebay who told me it was bakelite. When I got the set in the mail I figured he was bullshitting me, or that he was one of those people who think "bakelite" is just another fancier sounding word for plastic. Plus, the set is in such good shape that it just didn't seem to be possible that it was much older than the early 70s. Tonight, while doing some accidental research on the internet (was looking for something else), I discovered that the set actually IS bakelite and that is hails from the 1930s or 40s (a typical set and design at the time.) Internet, I love you almost as much as I love bakelite!