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Offline Fabius

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Candlestick Rubber Ad Base
« on: February 05, 2018, 06:28:28 PM »
 Bought this on ebay for $11. It is marked on bottom: Golden State Rubber Mills " "Los Angeles Calif " Over the years I have seen these for sale. Does anyone know anything about it? Old stock hoard discovery years ago or repro?


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Offline Jim Stettler

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Re: Candlestick Rubber Ad Base
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 09:08:50 PM »
Old stock. Out of Denver.
 John Andrews was the guy who found them.
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Re: Candlestick Rubber Ad Base
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 09:42:25 PM »
I had a couple that looked new. I thought they detracted from the stick and B1 I had them on, so I sold them. They are cool, used to go for around $40, you got a deal.....Doug
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Re: Candlestick Rubber Ad Base
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2018, 01:12:09 PM »
The base arrived yesterday. I tried it on a few different phones. I fit on the WECO dial candlestick nicely.

Here's what I wonder about. I'm guessing that this is from the 1930/40s? If so the material it is made out of is incredibly soft and pliable. Too much so for something 75 years or more old. Back then what did they have to make this type of item out of.  A Goggle check shows that besides natural rubber there was synthetic rubber, which is any artificial elastomer. These are mainly polymers synthesized from petroleum byproducts. But the question remains. Is it possible for any natural or synthetic rubber to be as fresh and soft today as it was 75 years ago. Think of original base rubber on AE34 or 40s. While I've seen complete one they are never soft like on days one.

I'll try and do some researxch on the company names on it along with the manufacturer named underneath.

I wonder if and when Denver had a Keystone exchange with 5 digit dialing?
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Re: Candlestick Rubber Ad Base
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2018, 10:24:33 PM »
It depends upon composition and how it was stored over the years.
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