Bakelite has been recognized as the world's first synthetic plastic. The retro appeal of old Bakelite products has made them collectible. It was developed by the chemist Leo Baekeland in New York in 1907. It was one of the first plastic made from synthetic components. It was used for its electrical conductivity and heat resistant properties in electrical insulators, casings for radios and telephones, but also many other products. Bakelite is "the material of 1000 uses." The world's first truly inexpensive man-made substance. Although Bakelite has many hidden uses in electrical transmission and in the automobile and telecommunications industries, Bakelite Style primarily showcases the domestic and decorative objects that have become highly collected pieces. Valued for their vibrant color, style, and beauty. Bakelite style presents a series of chapters and galleries of some of the most interesting and collectible pieces, including domestic appliances, cameras, radios, and jewelry, forming a variable treasure trove of objects made from this miraculous material. Invaluable information is given on how to start your collection, how to detect genuine Bakelite and once you have made your purchase, how to care for it. Bakelite style is in essential reference resource for every collector and enthusiast.
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Description du livre Chartwell Book Sales, 1997. État : New. *Price HAS BEEN temporarily reduced this weekend for our July ABEBOOKS SALE* 224 pp., Hardcover, NEW in a NEW dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire ZB1049203
Description du livre Book Sales, 1997. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0785808760