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Gutta-percha

Gutta-percha was one of the first plastic materials. It was made from a mixture of resins from Malaysian trees. It was molded and used for daguerreotype cases, toilet articles, and picture frames in the nineteenth century. The Gutta Percha Company used gutta-percha as cable insulation in its tubes in 1850, which was used to insulate landline cables and, later, submarine cables.


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Case
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Description
Union, Daguerreotype, Baby Boy, Gold Foil Frame, c.1857, 3 x 2 1/2 In.
Year Priced
2008

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