Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Girdled Wonder

Perhaps I zoomed in a bit too closely on this unusual button, but I wanted to clearly present its metallic outfit. This Bakelite curiosity is wearing a tin girdle! The button is small, not larger than a nickel, but bigger than a dime. The color is apple juicea candy-sized chunk of it that might be mistaken for a throat lozenge if it weren't for that rusty waistband. I count this button among my prized, Bakelite oddities and I've never seen another one like it.

-Sherbert McGee    

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