What is Bakelite
Bakelite (bake'el-ite) is a colorless plastic made from phenol and formaldehyde, and named for its inventor, Dr. L. Baekeland. It can be dyed any color and was often sold as an amber imitation. It can be readily identified by the formaldehyde smell which results when a hot needle is pressed into it.
A Selection of Bakelite Jewelry