RARE VINTAGE TWO TONE LAVA GOLD CATALIN BAKELITE AMBER 665g SET from PENHOLDER, LETTER OPENER, ASHTRAY and CIGARETTE HOLDER. Penholder - 157g with size 95 x 55 x 38mm. Cigarette holder - 108g with size 55 x 55mm. Ashtray - 330g with size 105 x 40mm. Letter opener - 73g with size 215mm.Box - 679g with size 305 x 195 x 75mm. Catalin is a brand name for a thermosetting plastic popular in the 1930s.
Chemically, it's a phenol formaldehyde resin. Catalin is a cast bakelite product, with a different manufacturing process (two-stage process) than other types of bakelite resins (without using fillers such as sawdust or carbon black).
Catalin is transparent, near colorless, rather than opaque, brown, so unlike other bakelite phenolics it can be dyed bright colors or even marbled. This has made Catalin more popular than other types of bakelite. In the 1930-50's it quickly replaced most plastic consumer goods. Catalin was not a durable product. It tended to shrink and crack as it aged.
Also, due to oxidation, it changed color as it aged. This caused some every interesting effects when radio cabinets were made from Catalin. Catalin radios are highly sought after by collectors. Catalin cast bakelite is perhaps the most worldwide recognized plastic used in fashion accessories and fine, expensive jewelry. Please look carefully through the pictures in order to get better idea of the item.
We always sel l what is shown in the pictures except when there is more than one from the same item. Follow our profile to watch our latest offers! The item "NEW TWO TONE CATALIN SET / LOT BAKELITE 665 g PENHOLDERS LETTER OPENER ASHTRAY" is in sale since Thursday, October 29, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vintage, Retro, Mid-Century\Bakelite". The seller is "vtghouse" and is located in zlatica.
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