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The Romance of Rubber

The Romance of Rubber by United States Rubber Company

The Romance of Rubber by United States Rubber Company is a fascinating look at the history and production of rubber. The book covers everything from the discovery of rubber in South America to its modern-day uses in everyday products. The illustrations and photographs included in the book are beautifully done and really bring the story of rubber to life.

One of the most interesting aspects of the book is how it delves into the cultural significance of rubber in different parts of the world. From rubber trees being seen as sacred in some societies to the role of rubber in technological advancements, the book provides a comprehensive look at the impact of rubber on our lives.

Overall, The Romance of Rubber is a well-researched and engaging read that will appeal to anyone interested in the history of materials or the ways in which everyday objects come to be. Highly recommend for those looking to learn more about this versatile and important material.

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This pamphlet was published in the early 20th century by the United States Rubber Company so that “coming generations of our country … have some understanding of the importance of rubber in our every day life… We believe the rubber industry will be better off if the future citizens of our country know more about it.” Learn about Christopher Columbus’s discovery of rubber, how the crafty British entrepreneur, Wickham, managed to smuggle rubber seedlings out of Brazil, and how rubber manufacturing came to be a “peculiarly American industry.” The myriad uses of rubber from a century ago are also elaborated in considerable detail – everything from submarines to Keds to dentures.

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