Saturday, March 31, 2012

Black, White, Black

Ericsson telephone model DBH 1001, 1932
This bakelite telephone was designed by Jean Heiberg between 1930 and 1932 for Ericsson in Sweden. It was redesigned later to smoother lines, as can be seen below.

Ericsson telephone model DBH15, 1947
Designed in Sweden in 1947, attributed to Gerard Kiljan. These specimens were made in Brazil in the 1960s. The cream one is made of Plaskon (Urea Formaldehyde) and the black is Bakelite (Phenol Formaldehyde), two of the noblest plastics.

Photos by by galessa's plastics @ Flickr

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