A paper varnished with Bakelite brand thermosetting Phenolic resin. After curing, Bakelite paper was pressure treated to produce a hard, stiff paper. Primarily made from 1920-1940, this early type of laminate had good resistance to water, oils, and solvents. It was used for electrical insulation and molded parts.
Resources and Citations
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
- Thomas C. Jester (ed.), Twentieth-Century Building Materials, McGraw-Hill Companies, Washington DC, 1995