Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Toggle Tuesday

About once a month I'm going to devote a random Tuesday to toggle buttons. What is a toggle? Here's a suitable definition:

Toggle (ˈtägəl)
"A short rod of wood or plastic sewn into one side of a coat or other garment, pushed through a hole or loop on the other side and twisted so to act as a fastener."

In other words, toggles are oblong buttons or textile closures. I suspect that toggles were invented in China and were originally made of bamboo, but that's just a wild guess. I acquired these 4 Bakelite toggles through various antique shops and button dealers in hopes to form a colorful set. Eventually the quartet came together. The black one is a dead ringer for a piece of licorice.

-Sherbert McGee     

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