ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
March 17, 1845
The Rubber Band is Patented in Australia
by Stephen Perry Bobstein
On this day in 1845, the Rubber Band was patented. Although it seems simple enough, the manufacturing process is
actually quite complicated.
To make a Rubber Band, the rubber (still primarily natural rubber), is extruded into a long tube and then sliced
across the width to create little bands.