1920’s DECO RED BAKELITE PURSE HANDBAG

Ready for the night

Ready for the night

This is a wonderful 1920’s bakelite ladies handbag. It’s elegance is what ladies looked for when going out making a statement.   One of the first plastics made from synthetic components, Bakelite was used for its electrical and heat-resistant properties in electrical insulators, radio and telephone casings, and such diverse products as kitchenware, jewelry, handbags, pipe stems, firearms, and children’s toys. There is a large collectors market for items made of bakelite.

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