Monday, August 22, 2016
"Prystal Bakelite" was a brand of Bakelite that scooted away from the original formula by being fully translucent. Here's a Prystal button with a generous patina in its leafy furrows. Hold this button up to the light and it's exactly like looking through a shard of green sea glass from a broken wine bottle. I don't own very many Prystal buttons since I'm more keen on the earliest, solid style of Bakelite. It's more beautiful, in my opinion. Even so, this leaf is a bloggable snippet of classic plastic. Made in the 1930's.