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Old 27th August 2020, 04:45 AM   #10
Gavin Nugent
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Originally Posted by Rick
I'd suspect it might be Bakelite then Gavin, it is after all a polymer and as one that was introduced almost a century ago it would have by now accumulated a nice patina. I would guess your buckler was probably more for show than combat use.

Bakelite, also Aluminium was probably a big deal when first introduced and considered as quite special back then. Napoleon III had a dinner service made from this new miraculous metal.
It may well be a dress related item Rick

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