Large Vulcanized Canvas Factory Bin c.1948
This is a large factory bin with steel bands, handles and wooden slats on the bottom. The body appears to be vulcanized canvas or other natural material. It is stamped "9-48" on each side indicating the year. This piece has retained its original finish. It is unclear if the blue and red paint is original but this has some age as well.
- CREATOR Unknown.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1948
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Steel, Wood, Canvas.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 13.5 in. W 28.5 in. D 21 in.
Vulcanization is a chemical process, invented by Charles Goodyear, used to harden rubber. Vulcanization traditionally referred to the treatment of natural rubber with sulfur and this remains the most common example, however the term has also grown to include the hardening of other rubbers via various means.