Bakelite salt and pepper shakers

Bakelite salt and pepper shakersBakelite salt and pepper shakers
made by Sellex and Marquis, in Australia, c.1940s

I have previously posted bakelite salt and pepper shakers – in a grouping of green bakelite picnic ware. I am very fond of these salt and pepper shakers, with their ingenious design – the top and bottom separate to reveal the two shakers; and you can see that the screw-on bases were often different coloured bakelite. This set of six shakers showcases bakelite colours in all its glory…the middle blue and white set colour is called ‘end of day’ – this refers to a mixing of colours that were left – you guessed it- at the end of the working day.

The salt and pepper shakers were made for the picnic basket- the two shakers designed to fit into one piece presumably took up less room in the hamper. The ends screw off to allow the addition of either salt or pepper – which is designated by the number of holes in the pouring end.

For bakelite collectors, and salt and pepper shaker collectors- you know who you are!

For sale: $AUD145

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2 thoughts on “Bakelite salt and pepper shakers

  1. I am fond of the “end of the day” routine. Who says laziness or being hurried creates a mess? Just look at that marble color from mixing those colors that were tossed aside as the “end of the day” junk. 🙂 As always my friend, love what you share with all of us!

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