What in the world were they thinking when these cheesy wonders came into being? Color-wise, these buttons straddle the line between butterscotch and orange. But it's the oddness of the design that's baffling. The top sections really do look like slabs of Velveeta cheese at rest on messy beds of hyperactive indentations. The excess of overwrought circles gives these Bakelite buttons a look of hammered delirium. Made in the 1930's, these unusual buttons are what I call cheddar eccentrics.