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Natural latex rubber comes from trees. Discovered by columbus on his 2 nd trip to the Americas in Haiti (caw- uchu = “weeping wood”) Natives used it for basketball and to “rubberize” footwear. Given the name “rubber” by Joseph Priestly, 1770

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Natural latex rubber comes from trees

Natural latex rubber comes from trees.

Discovered by columbus on his 2nd trip to the Americas in Haiti (caw-uchu = “weeping wood”)

Natives used it for basketball and to “rubberize” footwear.

Given the name “rubber” by Joseph Priestly, 1770

because it could rub off pencil marks.

Queen Victoria’s Carriage Tires made of rubber 1846

Heveabrasiliensisis the most popular tree -- grows 50 ft high

Transplanted by the English to Asia where it thrives.

42% of rubber is still produced naturally.

http://www.cementex.com/index.asp?ID=3&PageAction=Custom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber

http://www.immune.com/rubber/nr1.html


What s that smell

What’s that smell?

Ammonia is added into the collection cups to prevent coagulation.


Woofers used to use natural rubber on cloth surrounds i think

Woofers used to use natural rubber on cloth surrounds (I think).

Now we use this urethane stuff.

Someone restored these classic

AR3a’s with a modern surround.

As tragic as painting an old car with

urethane paint.


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