Thursday, February 4, 2016

End of Day

So here's the theory: At the end of any given workday in the old-time plastic industry, before turning off the machines, factory workers would gather all the varicolored scraps of the day and toss them in for one last batch of Bakelite goods. In the world of buttons, this resulted in some very unusual color combinations. These five buttons are a toffee-like tan, but with rainbow freckles thrown into the mix. I was told that these are true, end-of-day buttons, churned out of a 1930's Bakelite factory right as the whistle blew and the workforce went home.

-Sherbert McGee    

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