Half block of rubber built up by repeated dipping

Made:
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

Details

Category:
Plastics and Modern Materials
Object Number:
1977-429
type:
half block of rubber
credit:
ICI Ltd. (Organics Division)