Wooden clothespins were barely around when I was a kid. I must have been around four years old when I saw my grandma using them to clip wet laundry on a clothesline in her backyard. Anyway, here's a Bakelite button in the shape of a clothespin. The color is butterscotch. I've seen a variety of Bakelite clothespin buttons. This one is medium sized and has a metal shank. From the 1920's.