While thoughts often turn to jewelry when Bakelite is mentioned, from vintage radios to old flatwear handles, there's more to this colorful old plastic than mere adornments. There are actually a number of ways to determine if all the old objects you own are genuine Bakelite. With fakes found regularly, especially in the jewelry world, it's wise to know what you're dealing with before you make a purchase. Take a look at Six Ways to Test Bakelite for Authenticity
. And don't forget to read the warning about the hot pin test in the introduction. Don't mess around with that one!