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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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.
Ammonia is added into the collection cups to prevent coagulation.
Now we use this urethane stuff.
Someone restored these classic
AR3a’s with a modern surround.
As tragic as painting an old car with