Bakelite Beads

Bakelite Beads

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Description
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 string of Bakelite beads is from that donation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Bakelite Beads
maker
Bakelite Corporation
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall: 17 1/8 in x 5/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 43.4975 cm x 1.5875 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
AG.A.4586
catalog number
A.4586
accession number
1931.116481
Credit Line
Bakelite Corporation
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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