Monday, September 19, 2011

Chrome and bakelite on wood (creamer)

"Chrome and bakelite on wood (creamer) Oil on masonite, 8 x 6 inches
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Bakelite is an early plastic. It is a thermosetting phenol form aldehyde resin, formed from an elimination reaction of phenol with formaldehyde, usually with a wood flour filler. It was developed in 1907 by Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland.

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