Thursday, April 20, 2017

Art Deco Toggle


Check out this old toggle button from the 1920's or 30's. An attractive cylinder in cherry red Bakelite, it runs smooth before getting complicated with a fancy bit of meshwork. The crisscross design is an example of the "undercut" or "double cut" method of crafting a button with opposing cuts to the top and bottom layers of the Bakelite, which appear to intersect. What's more, this darned snazzy toggle achieves the token zing! of the Art Deco style.

-Sherbert McGee    

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