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Petite Fordite Detroit Agate Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped PENDANT O...

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Solid Fordite cabochon, known also as Detroit Agate. Not an agate at all, though, the original material was created many years ago at the Ford Rouge Plant just outside of Detroit, Michigan.

The automobile was mounted on an assembly stand and pulled into the painting room, sprayed by a person and baked in place, then pulled down the line for further assembly. The paint overspray on the walls and assembly stands would also be baked in place, making a very hard, thick product. Over time, the layers of ...
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