Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Toggle Tuesday: Triple Notched
My Internal Bakelite Detector (IBD) is typically pretty spot on when I visit antique shops or rummage through vintage clutter in flea markets and heirloom bazaars. That being the case, when I first saw this oblong treasure in a basket full of ragtag odds and ends, I knew right away that it was Bakelite. Yet what surprised me was that this prime slab of greenery isn't an olden-day pin for a lady's blouse. In fact, it's a toggle button featuring three evenly rendered notches that almost have the look of a boy scout's handiwork on a wooden stick. By the estimation of the antique shopkeeper who sold me this lucky toggle, it probably dates back to the early 1920's. Very cool.