from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for any of a group of synthetic resins and plastics found in a variety of manufactured articles.

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  • n. A heat-resisting chemically inert phenol formaldehyde resin (an early thermosetting plastic).

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  • n. a thermosetting plastic used in electric insulators and for making plastic ware and telephone receivers etc.

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  • n. a thermosetting plastic used as electric insulators and for making plastic ware and telephone receivers etc.


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Patented July 1907 by its inventor, Leo Hendrik Baekeland.


  • A reflecting galvanometer covered in Bakelite that's as heavy as a lead brick.

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  • In 1909 he patented a mouldable hard plastic that he called Bakelite, and which made him very rich indeed.

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  • "The floors were made with a material, which was new at the time, called Bakelite,"

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  • This was nothing more nor less than an insulating material used extensively on earth and designated by various trade names such as Bakelite and Micarta.

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  • Another member of the series is the so-called "Bakelite" or "Resitol," which does not fuse but softens when heated and swells in organic solvents.

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  • This enables Prior to Eisler's invention, electronic cir - per foil interconnection pattern and then electrons to travel on and through multiple cuits were wired point-to-point, meaning that dip-soldered the entire board, eliminating layers within the PCB, vastly increasing the each component was mounted to a heat - the need to drill holes in the PCB for each board's capacity for electrical traf fi c without resistant material-such as Bakelite-and component's wire leads.

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  • A rare plastic coffin is part of a collection of 1930s and 1940s Bakelite which is to be auctioned off.

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  • 'Collectors may choose to specialise in a brand such as Bakelite or particular pieces such as televisions, toys or ashtrays.

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  • She began making jewelry at age three, out of materials including Bakelite, an early plastic.

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  • Everything about Dominic Cooke's flawless production and Ultz's design, down to the Bakelite radio and the mahogany mantelpiece clock, looks right.

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