Monday, December 26, 2016

Bakelite Sea Urchin

I call this button my Bakelite sea urchin because that's kind of what it looks like. Instead of carved in the usual mode of machine-sculpted plastic, this creamed corn oddity appears to have undergone some sort of precision cut operation resulting in a shapely dome of distinctly even slits. Truly unusual, it's the perfect specimen of a 1920's oddity button and one of my most eye-catching finds.

-Sherbert McGee 

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