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Firestone Gum-Dipping Process 1933 World's Fair Postcard

Here's another great postcard featuring a great exhibit from the Firestone Company.  The Firestone Company apparently had their whole process of creating a tire from the raw material all the way through to displaying the wear and tear of a tire featured at the 1933 World's Fair in Chicago.  Here you see Firestone's patented gum-dipping process whic involves the cotton cords being impregnated with the rubber material.  This was one of the first steps in making a Firestone tire after the rubber material is made from the raw rubber and other ingredients.

(description on the back)  By this process every cotton fiber in every cord in every ply in every Firestone Tire is saturated and coated with pure rubber - eight additional pounds of it are absorbed in every one hundred pounds of cord - eliminating damaging frictional heat, the greatest enemy of tire life.  No other tire has such blowout protection, because no other tire is built nor can be built with Gum-Dipped High Stretch Cords.

Below you can see some closeups of this great card along with links to the previous posts of postcards from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.  I've got plenty more from this great 1933 event that I will be posting in the future.

Previous 1933 Chicago World's Fair Postcards:

Streets of Paris Postcard

World's Fair of Chicago Aerial View

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Reader Comments (4)

I really should have been at that fair.

October 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

I collect Century of Progress postcards, and I have a website with some of my cards here;

October 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpostcardy

I'm sure it's for many reasons, but it does seem that this particular fair was a standout year.

October 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

Hey there Postcardy! I actually read through your site before my posting trying to learn more about this great fair. Very informative site. I'll be sure and mention it in the future posts I'll be making with more postcards from the fair.

October 18, 2010 | Registered CommenterBrian Carlisle

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