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Per Bill: I made this set to match as best I could in color and size to the set that Carla has except they are not white inside and of course they are in ¼” scale!!

Per Carla: Bill took my vintage Pyrex set of bowls & copied them to create this AWESOME set!! And they are at perfect scale! He has used yellow, green, red & blue Bakelites. These would look great in a vintage kitchen setting or even in a modern setting because I still use my bowls – I love them & I love these little guys!!!

Yellow Bowl: 1/8” tall X 7/32” wide. Inside depth of 3/32”.
Geen Bowl: 3/32” tall X 3/16” wide. Inside depth of 1/16”
Red Bowl: 3/32” tall X 5/32” wide. Inside depth of 5/64”
Blue Bowl: 1/6” tall X 1/8” wide. Inside depth of 5/64”

The coin is a Mercury Dime.

You will also receive a card signed by Bill which has a picture of your item along with a brief description & the date that it was created.

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It is hard to believe that one can combine two unlikely substances like carbolic acid and formaldehyde to produce a beautiful and versatile substance such as phenolic resin or "Bakelite", a revolutionary, non-flammable, early plastic. "The material of a thousand uses," as it was called, made a splash in the 1920s, '30s and '40s. Bakelite often acquires a patina within a few months to a few years of its date of production, and undergoes a metamorphisis & oxidizes into completely different appearing colors. The red, white and blue Bakelite designs of yesterday have mellowed into lovely yellows, reds and blacks. When the Bakelite patent expired in 1927, it was acquired by the Catalin Corporation that same year who added 15 new colors to the original five produced. Each item that Bill turns his creations out of has tested positive as Bakelite.

IGMA Fellow Bill Helmer Lathe Turned Dollhouse Miniature 1/4" Scale Bakelite Nesting Bowls


  • Handmade item
  • Material: Vintage Bakelite
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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