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Do you "know" Bakelite? Have you rubbed your thumb hard on its surface and smelled that weird hot radio smell? Have you clunked a couple of Bakelite bangles together and grinned at the sound? Have you tested and re-tested to make sure it's authentic period Bakelite? Yes? Then join the club! No? Then let me introduce you to an amazing material that started life in the early 1900s as an industrial plastic and wound up being used to make millions pieces of costume jewelry before, during and after World War II.

The only way to describe the color of this fabulous carved bangle is Fire Engine Red! It has a wonderful heft and weight to it. It will work on its own, but I can also see it killing a bangle stack this summer! The carving is a softer pattern featuring a simple flower. It is a nice big, chunky bangle. One that I have enjoyed for many years. Clunking Bakelite bangles always make me smile. Ready to smile too?

It measures the standard 2.5" in diameter and is 1.25" tall. It is in mint condition.

If it is gift for someone special let me know and I will gift wrap it for you.

Thanks for dropping by Refined Retro!
Nilene Thompson-Finn

Large Vintage 1940s Fire Engine Red Carved Bakelite Bangle

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Material: Bakelite
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
  • Feedback: 123 reviews
  • Favorited by: 4 people