Bakelite Pin Tray

Bakelite Pin Tray

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Bakelite, the first plastic made from synthetic components, was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in Yonkers, New York, in 1907. In 1931, the Bakelite Corporation gave the Smithsonian several items made of Bakelite. This mottled brown Bakelite pin tray is from that donation.
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Object Name
bakelite pin tray
Bakelite Corporation
overall: 3 in x 2 29/32 in; 7.62 cm x 7.366 cm
overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 in; 3.175 cm x 7.62 cm
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Bakelite Corporation
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National Museum of American History
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