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As a fan of Bakelite and concertinas I must say I am duly impressed!  Have you had a look inside?

 

Bakelite sidenote:  I used to teach Technology Education ("shop") to seventh and eighth graders, and we had a 1950's vintage phenolic molding setup that, with heat, pressure, and some stink made "coasters for your cold drinks in the summer time." Said "coasters," upon  close inspection, had little rim-dents molded in that made the coaster surprisingly reemble ashtrays.  And, thanks to Dr. Baekeland, they'll probably show up in archeolgogical digs in central Connecticut in a few thousand years.  The first, and best "synthetic" for industrial applications!

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