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    Ways to identify vintage buttons

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    • Brittany Roberson

      Bakelite Button - identify by run hot water over it/or rub with finger then smell it. If smell Formaldehyde or Cod Liver Oil or have a sweet chemical smell. Another way is to put a bit of Simichrome Metal Polish or 409 All Purpose Cleaner on a Q-tip and rub it on the button. If the Q-tip turns yellow, the button is made from Bakelite

    • Chris Parham

      Bakelite Button - identify by run hot water over it/or rub with finger then smell it. If smell Formaldehyde/Cod Liver/sweet chemical smell. Simichrome Metal Polish/409 Q-tip/rub on button. Q-tip turns yellow = Bakelite - Collector Note: No chemicals or hot needles on my vintage/antique buttons initiating degradation process. Learn materials, study company history/patents instead. Note avid Colt Collectors doing just this.

    • Roz Grage

      These are Bakelite Buttons, This is a great explanation and care guide to antique buttons

    • Cass Far

      Ways to identify vintage buttons. This article has some great information in it.

    • Gabrielle Garrett

      Vintage Button Guide - Ways to Identify Antique Buttons

    • Ohana Aloha

      Bakelite Buttons how to identify buttons

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      Ways to identify vintage buttons

    • Renee Neumann

      a guide to identifying buttons

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      Identifying vintage buttons

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