Monday, February 1, 2016
Basket Case: A Beige Button
Today's Bakelite button is a seldom-seen beige variety, or what I've heard described as nut brown, pale brown, khaki or fawn. Unlike higher qualities of Bakelite that are carved, this is what's known as a "pressed" button because the design was stamped onto the plastic by factory tools. I don't collect a lot of pressed buttons since they tend to be flimsy and oftentimes a bit cheap looking. Still and all, I'm glad I found this chintzy basket case. It's the only beige button that I own.