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  1. Rubber Band — 2018-12-21 17:10:59
    Rubber Band :: {{draft}} {{Databox caption="Inventor" Image="StephenPerry.jpg" Who="Stephen Perry" width="" birth_place="" d…
    …eath_place="" }} === Stephen Perry 1845 === Stephen Perry patented the rubber band in England on March 17, 1845. Also known as an elastic band the idea was touted by Thomas Hancock after he patente…
    …d vulcanized [[Rubber]].…
  2. Eraser — 2018-12-21 17:03:43
    …Eraser :: {{draft}} === Edward Nairne 1770 === Nairne produced the first [[rubber]] eraser, for an inventions competition. The invention was described by Joseph Priestley on April 15, 1770: "I have s…
  3. Rubber — 2018-02-14 23:42:28
    …. The Hancock brothers then started an "elastic works" to manufacture items using the rubber springs. == Mastication == In 1820 Hancock invented his most important device: the '''rubber masticator'''. He design…
    …ed a machine with revolving teeth that tore up rubber scraps. To Hancock's surprise, the shredded bits adhered into a solid mass of rubber that could then be pressed in mold…
    …s into solid blocks or rolled into sheets. Hancock's masticator, which was perfected in 1821, made rubber manufacture commercially practical and gave birth to the rubber industry. Hancock called his machine a "pickle" and ke…
    …pt the masticating process a secret for 10 years. The advantages of the Hancock rubber masticator caught the interest of **Charles Macintosh** (1766-1843), who in 1823 had patented a process for waterproofi…
  4. Plastic — 2018-01-25 10:47:21
    …c}}}||{{amazon type="book" items="0887307329" }}|| == Celluloid called Parkesine == His interest in the newly formed [[rubber]] industry led to the invention of a new material which he called '''Parkesine'''. Parkesine was based on cellulose nit…
  5. Silicone — 2017-10-11 16:23:17
    …lymers in 1943. == Many uses == Silicones are largely inert compounds with a wide variety of uses. It is nonstick and rubberlike. Frequently used in cookware, medical applications, sealants, lubricants, and insulation. ||{{Image url="DOW995.j…
  6. Hovercraft — 2017-08-24 11:29:22
    … used had a special pump to blow high pressure air down under and around the rim of the craft. == Military == A strong rubber curtain regained most of the air, hence creating lift. Cockerell had set up a company, Ripplecraft, to develop his idea…
  7. Wellington Boot — 2017-05-29 13:46:08
    …wanting to be seen in //Wellies//. == Wellingtons march on == {{Image url="Welly.jpg" class="right" width="120" title="Rubber Wellies" }} In 1856 the Edinburgh-based North British Rubber Company had started to manufacture Britain’s first rubbe…
  8. Linoleum — 2017-05-25 10:14:38
    …t, lino is still popular today. == Inspiration == Walton was born in Halifax [[Yorkshire]]. In 1855, Walton noticed a rubbery, flexible skin of solidified linseed oil had formed on a can of oil-based paint. He was impressed at how strong this s…
  9. Cat Eyes — 2017-05-17 09:02:28
    …l design consisted of four glass beads placed in two pairs facing in opposite directions, embedded within a flexible '''rubber moulding''' which was mounted on a '''cast iron base'''. The device was buried in the road and fixed in position with a…
    …sphalt. When vehicles drove over the dome the rubber contracted and the glass beads dropped safely beneath the road surface. {{image url="cats-eyes-night.jpg" class="right…
    … to '''clean themselves'''. The cast iron base collected rain water and whenever the top of the dome was depressed, the rubber would wash rainwater across the glass beads to clear away any dust or grime that had gathered there, just as the human …
  10. Sport — 2016-06-23 13:22:23
    …h a new kit under that name. Another Englishman, E. C. Goode, in 1902 covered his wooden ping pong paddle with pebbled rubber, which allowed him to put spin on the ball. A Ping Pong Association was founded in England that year. == Snooker 1875 …
  11. Pneumatic Tyre — 2016-05-12 16:10:13
    …g the boy's tricycle more comfortable by fitting it with inflated tubes, made of canvas and bonded together with liquid rubber. == Patent == He patented this idea on 7 December **1888**, using the word 'pneumatic' for the first time [See below]…
    … October 1921. {{Image url="Dunlopplaque.jpg" class="right" width="250" }} {{Image url="Tyre.jpg" class="left" title=" Rubber Tyre" width="200" }} ::c:: == Or even earlier == This was not the first time someone had tried making inflatable tyr…

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