Three Butterscotch Beauties Have Come Home To Roost

Discussion in 'The Brush' started by Timwcic, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Nice addition to my butterscotch hotel. A Adoration, C-Mon Deluxe and a no name. All three test positive for Bakelite and are in excellent condition. The no name interestingly is oval, not round and has a dyed boar knot. Been waiting for some time for a good Adoration in butterscotch, I already have the cherry and spinach Bakelite

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  2. CarlfromMO

    CarlfromMO Well-Known Member

    Very nice. I don't see very many like those around here.
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  3. bladeshark

    bladeshark Well-Known Member

    Those are beutiful! Great choices.
  4. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thank you gentlemen, love me some butterscotch in the morning
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  5. clint64

    clint64 Blind Squirrel

    Love the butterscotch Adoration. :happy096:
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  6. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Veddy nice...
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  7. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

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  8. brit

    brit in a box

    lovely brushes..
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  9. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    How exactly do you test for Bakelite?
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  10. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    When you get them warm by rubbing them they smell of formaldehyde or camphor.


    Dampen a cotton swab with 409 and rub it gently on the inside of the item being tested. If it is bakelite, the swab will turn yellow.
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  11. Timwcic

    Timwcic Well-Known Member

    Thank you everyone for the kind words

    I can fairly well tell by looking and touch. I confirm if it’s Bakelite/catalin using simicrome test. Very small dap on a small rag rubbed on surface. If positive, you will end up with a tobacco juice colored spot on rag. Does not matter what is the color of the Bakelite, positive is always tobacco juice. I also polish with simicrome, does a great gob. I will do a rub test if pressed for time. I don’t like the 409 test. Ammonia can stain if not removed.

    When you get smell of formaldehyde on rub test it’s Bakelite
    When you get smell of camphor on rub test it’s Celluloid

    Even though Bakelite and catalin are two different items, I considere them the same
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
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  12. dmshaver

    dmshaver Well-Known Member

    Very lovely, congratulations!
  13. mrchick

    mrchick Odd, Terrible Avatar

    Beautiful brushes!

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