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BAKELITE ITEMS: PHONE, BILLIARD BALL, CAMERA<br />
The First Synthetic Polymer<br />
Formed by the reaction of phenol & formaldehyde. Discovered in 1907 by Leo H. Bakeland. When molded under high pressure & temperature it cannot be softened again or dissolved. Spawned the plastics industry.

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BAKELITE ITEMS: PHONE, BILLIARD BALL, CAMERA
The First Synthetic Polymer
Formed by the reaction of phenol & formaldehyde. Discovered in 1907 by Leo H. Bakeland. When molded under high pressure & temperature it cannot be softened again or dissolved. Spawned the plastics industry.

Copyright:© 1995 Paul Silverman - Fundamental Photographs

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