Posts Tagged ‘Gutta-percha’

The British Empire Was Stuck Together With Gutta-percha

September 20, 2022

Latex from the Gutta-percha tree, a wonder of 19th century technology, allowed Victorian Britain to connect with far-flung overseas colonies. A BBC video by Archie Crofton, narrated by Emily West.

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