Elastic – Six-Sentence Story #126
175 years ago, Stephen Perry patented the ‘elastic’ band, for the improvement to the rubber band through vulcanisation. The heating of the rubber with sulphur made the band more durable and stretchy; rubber has a tendency to be brittle when cold and over soft when hot.
Originally, the use for the bands was considered simply to hold sheaths of paper together, you know, bank notes, newspapers realms. What little imagination for ingenious engineers of that era!
I am quite sure that you are thinking of myriad uses for the ubiquitous elastic band? Since my hand was operated on last week, I have used this simple, boring brown band to seal a rubber glove, whilst I have a shower, so that the bandages stay dutifully dry.
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