Monthly Archives: November 2021

Rubber and Steel

2021-11-03T20:40:57+00:00 November 3rd, 2021|

Around the 1740’s, English clergyman, political theorist, and physical scientist Joseph Priestly observed how well samples of Hevea sap collected by natives in the New World rubbed pencil marks off paper. The pencil mark “rubber” had been being used by the Natives to make various products: shoes, coats, balls for games, and bottles, hundreds of