Red Bakelite Letter F Vintage 1930s Art Deco Initial. Mint condition for DIY.
The entire letter is 2-1/4 inches tall and is JUST shy of 3/8 inches thick. There is a quarter in one of the pictures for size perspective.
This CHERRY RED Bakelite letter "F" has brilliant color and tests strongly positive for Bakelite. It is a machine cut letter with very straight lines and crisp, sharp edges. There is a band along the bottom edge of the letter that is 1/4 inch. This band, cut as part of the letter,would have set down into the wooded "holder" and would not show when used.
This is from an old advertising system, made for a store, and is Art Deco in design. The letter would sit in a piece of wood that had a slot cut down the center to hold the letter UPRIGHT. Arranged with other letters one could form a phrase for specials or sales in the store.
The front and back are polished to a brilliant finish. It is not coral, pink, orange or any lighter shade. It is RED ! A simple glue on pin back would fit on the back.
There is slight marbling in this FIRE ENGINE RED plastic. The finish is smooth and shiny both front and back. The edges are not polished. You should be able to see the edge of the piece in one of the pictures. There are no chips or damage or flaws. If you see DOTS, they are dust, not flaws. There IS marbling of the color.
Item is unused. Please see my other listings for MORE that I may have listed. I always combine shipping. You can use this as part of a DIY project. Just add a pin mechanism to the back and Voila!
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