Elastic gum

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Common name for raw rubber prior to the 1800s when chemical compound names were standardized (Schur 1985). the unvulcanized material was also called Caoutchouc and elastic Bitumen.

Synonyms and Related Terms

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

Resources and Citations

  • 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