Recently found these colourful vintage plastic knitting needles and case at the local antiques centre. The brand labeling on one set of needles is rather intriguing...a quick search on Google revealed only this page with information dating back to 1929. The needle case is made by Bex in England. It might be Bakelite, there's this page, How do you know it's Bakelite with a whole list of tests to do (haven't started on this yet). There's a measure along one side of the box in inches and a needle gauge on the other in imperial. Does any one have a similar box? Anyone have more information? No rude comments please!