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Original 1940's red Bakelite Catalin handles.
Probably originally used for umbrellas.
These are wonderful!
Solid Bakelite - bright red with a 1/4" hole in the bottom.
Faceted surface - round top.

These are new old stock. They've been boxed for decades.
These came from the old hardware salvage yard
in Lower Manhattan. I've had them for years.

They're in excellent condition.
They have some superficial marks and a touch of soiling.
I'll polish them up for you... they are beautiful!

Each measures 3 1/4" long and 1 1/8" diameter at large end.
1/4" diameter hole at small end.

Perfect for use as a handle or all sorts of repurposing & Steampunk.
Would make a beautiful gift just as an object...
these are fabulous.

This listing is for ONE handle.

The shipping price is for shipping one.

I always offer combined shipping.

International buyers, please convo me for a shipping quote.

Note: Most of the hardware & salvage items I'm listing came from an amazing hardware surplus store in lower Manhattan called Alexander's Hardware. It was a legendary 4 story warehouse full of the most extraordinary collection of antique hardware and bits and pieces of the strangest surplus stuff. Along with hundreds of NYC artists, I was friends with Arty, the wonderful wonderful owner and spent many an hour combing through his warehouse for these items, many of which I've used in my work. I feel certain that Arty would enjoy knowing I am passing these treasures along to other artists. He was as special as all his special odd and curious things and he is greatly missed. A tip of the hat to you, Dear Artie!!

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Vintage 1940's Red Bakelite Handles


  • Vintage Supply from the 1940s
  • Materials: bakelite, catalin
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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