States Rubber Company was one of the original 12 companies used to calculate
the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) for the stock market on Wall Street.
In addition to manufacturing automobile and airplane tires, it also supplied
the free flight model world with T-56 rubber for powering. T-56, along with
tan rubber from Pirelli, Dunlop, was considered the cream of the crop back
in the middle and late 20th century. Many old timers still lament of its
eventual disappearance from the market and treasure their hordes of the
stuff from days of yore.
Here is U.S. Rubber Company ad from a 1955
United States Rubber Company Advertisement April 1957 American Modeler
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of model building activity.
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through a lifelong involvement in model aviation, which
all began in Mayo, MD
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Posted January 4, 2013