Half block of rubber built up by repeated dipping

c. 1950

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Half block of rubber built up by repeated dipping of a wooden pole in rubber latex, followed by drying out over a smoky wood fire, and final slicing in half after removal of the pole. Probably Hevea brasiliensis ex Malaya, date unknown, provenance known back to c. 1950


Plastics and Modern Materials
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half block of rubber
ICI Ltd. (Organics Division)

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