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Subject: Bakelite


From: David Hallam <hallam>
Date: Friday, July 28, 1995
Mary Todd Glaser <nedcc [at] world__std__com> wrote

>I'd like to hear from anyone who knows anything about identifying
>bakelite, the plastic used to make the very "collectible" costume
>jewelry of the 40's and 50's.  Are there simple tests?

Smell is the best connected with sound and touch.

Having said that look at Helen C. Coxon's article in Symposiun 91:
Saving the 20th Century.


David Hallam
Senior Conservator of Objects
John Treloar Centre for Conservation Science
Australian War Memorial
PO Box 345 Canberra City
ACT 2601 Australia
+61 6 243 4534
Fax: +61 6 241 7998

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