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Forgot to add why this works on bakelite. My understanding is bakelite is made under high heat and high preasure to get it to form. The problem with super glue is it does not set fast enough and you must have presure on the object to set it .
I understand the baking soda act like a catalist to set the glue quick. So it bonds bakelite plastic very well. I find that good fresh super glue and new baking soda work well. Also a good clean surface on the backlite.