I may chat about my books, what I'm writing or reading, or just general thoughts. You may read posts about my cats or just my crazy life in general. Comments are welcome, if anyone wants to interact with me. Maybe we can share war stories, whether it's writing related or just about life in general.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

V is for Vulcanite

Here is an interesting one.  This mineral is also called ebonite.  It’s a hard, moldable polished dark color of brown or black.  This was early rubber.  Vulcanite was produced by adding Sulphur to vulcanized rubber.  It was used for combs, ornaments and buttons.

Vulcanite - pic courtesy of Wikipedia

Hard rubber fountain pin bodies, hockey pucks, battery cases and mouthpieces for clarinet and saxophone are other uses for vulcanite.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for stopping by to read and
comment on my posts. I appreciate it.