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From the Bakelite collector’s phenomenon, we offer this vintage meat tenderizer with marbleized “end of day” butterscotch color Bakelite handle. Very good condition. Metal is clean no chips or cracks in the handle.
Bakelite a form of plastics that we associate with kitchenware jewelry and radio cases had it’s birth in 1907. Chemist Leo Hendrick Baekeland was working on developing effective insulating material for the burgeoning electricity industry. Utilizing a combination of pressure and high temperatures he discovered an amazingly versatile and resilient material that many have come to love: Bakelite.”
The notion of having color in one’s kitchen was literally invented in 1927. Bakelite was offered as a part of this modern approach to decorating in 1929. However it took a few years for Bakelite handled kitchenware to catch on and it is seen now as a 1930s-1940s phenomenon ” reports authors Jim and Barb Mauzy from their website Today’s Pleasures Tomorrow’s Treasures.