Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Carved Pinwheel Button

Aside from the pinwheel carving, what I love most about this Bakelite button is the central portion in creamed corn that's surrounded by the outer chocolate section. Before this button was a button, it was a long cylinder that was diced into round tokens before being machine sculpted into this peppy marvel and other buttons just like it. A two-tone good-luck piece, this button is roughly 85 years old. 

-Sherbert McGee 

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