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Bakelite / Catalin / Celluloid / Lucite - Vintage Plastics - Bakelite
Antique Bakelite was originally developed in 1907 by Chemist Dr. Leo Hendrick Baekeland in his Yonkers, N.Y. lab and was intended to be an insulator for electricity. Bakelite became an incredibly...More Details »
Bakelite / Catalin / Celluloid / Lucite - Vintage Plastics - Catalin
When the Bakelite patent expired in 1927, it was acquired by the Catalin Corporation that same year. They began mass production of what would become antique Catalin, under the name...More Details »
Bakelite / Catalin / Celluloid / Lucite - Vintage Plastics - Celluloid
Antique Celluloid is composed of cellulose nitrate and camphor. John Wesley Hyatt, the inventor of antique Celluloid , has been called "The Father of the Plastics Industry.ââ�¬Â� Items...More Details »
Bakelite / Catalin / Celluloid / Lucite - Vintage Plastics - Lucite
Lucite is the Dupont Company's trade name for "Plexiglas," a lightweight, transparent thermoplastic resin, used for making jewelry. The term "ucite" is commonly used today to describe many...More Details »
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