Elastic gum

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Common name for raw rubber prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). It was also called caoutchouc and elastic bitumen.

Synonyms and Related Terms

goma elástica (Esp.); rubber; caoutchouc; elastic bitumen; India rubber

Additional Information

S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985

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