Rubber Band
Inventor Stephen Perry
Stephen Perry

Stephen Perry 1845

Stephen Perry of Messers Perry and Co, Rubber Manufacturers of London 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 patented vulcanized Rubber.

Rubber Bands
Rubber Bands

Thousands of uses

The humble rubber band has gone on to become one of the most versatile of inventions. From holding lids on to holding clothing in place. Golf balls to catapults and what would the postman use to hold all those letters together before discarding outside your front door?
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