Bakelite is a resin formed by phenol and formaldehyde during heating
under pressure. Once the resin is hardened it cannot be melted again
and are inherently fire resistant.
Bakelite (also called phenol resin) was developed in the beginning
of the 20th century by Leo Baekeland and the manufacturing process
was described in 1907.
The Bakelite Corporation, where bakelite was originally manufactured,
has been taken over by Union Carbide in 1939.

Several bakelite D6's.