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    Oct 2019
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    Question What is this button made of?

    Hi guys, I didn't know where else to ask this question, but my mother in law was throwing out her parents' old clothes and said i could keep the buttons.
    I was cleaning them up a bit and found one that smelled faintly like a smelly old fish for a little while after i washed it with warm water.

    Anyone know what plastic it could be made of?
    I tried looking at celluloid and bakelite but it doesn't seem to fit either of those descriptions

    Here are some photos:
    Front: https://i.gyazo.com/d940e7147bb8a5a0...8051ac0c89.jpg
    Back: https://i.gyazo.com/8e15de2106ce39ef...19dcb00a2a.jpg

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Goodyear rubber buttons? Hard to tell from pics. I do know there are certain plastics that break down to smell terrible as well.(old cheap screwdriver handles an example)

  4. #4
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    Oct 2019
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    Haha sorry, i'm not very good at embedding images, thank you for that

    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    Goodyear rubber buttons? Hard to tell from pics. I do know there are certain plastics that break down to smell terrible as well.(old cheap screwdriver handles an example)
    It could be rubber, it does have a bit of friction to it

    What does formaldehyde smell like? I saw something say that certain plastics smell like that but i've never smelt it myself so i'm not sure what to compare it to hahaha

 

 

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