A single petite Bakelite door knob, not a pair one single knob with graduating rings brass center. Bakelite or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride is an early plastic It was developed by the Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland in New York in 1907. Because of the smooth polished surface Bakelite objects required less finishing. Millions of parts could be duplicated quickly and relatively cheaply. Items such as billiard balls, dominoes and pieces for board games like chess, checkers, and backgammon are still constructed of Bakelite for its look, durability, fine polish, weight, and sound. Only the one single knob in the photo available.
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