Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A Pair of Green Bowls

As soon as I saw these bowl buttons at a pawnshop in Atlantic City, I thought of an old ashtray that my grandma used to use for smothering out the tips of her mangy smokes. These green antiques tested positive for Bakelite. I tipped one of them over in this photo to show the "self-shank" style of fastener that's built into the plasticnot uncommon in Bakelite buttons.

-Sherbert McGee  

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