Rubber production

First, a special knife is used to peel part of the bark of the tree
First, a special knife is used to peel part of the bark of the tree
The latex automatically seeps out of the bark
The latex automatically seeps out of the bark
The latex is collected
The latex is collected
The factory is more than 100 years old but has hardly changed at all
The factory is more than 100 years old but has hardly changed at all
The inside of the factory
The inside of the factory
The latex is collected in large tanks and coagulates between metal plates in the water
The latex is collected in large tanks and coagulates between metal plates in the water
Pieces of rubber like this result from this first proces
Pieces of rubber like this result from this first proces
The pieces of rubber go through the press
The pieces of rubber go through the press
The resulting pieces of rubber are hanged over long bamboo sticks to dry
The resulting pieces of rubber are hanged over long bamboo sticks to dry
Stamped with the name of the factory
Stamped with the name of the factory
The rubber pieces are heated to give them elasticity
The rubber pieces are heated to give them elasticity
They will hang three days in a smoke room above the fire
They will hang three days in a smoke room above the fire
The temperature has to be exactly 50 degrees, so we had to close the door almost immediately
The temperature has to be exactly 50 degrees, so we had to close the door almost immediately
The rubber is packed and shipped, usually to Japan to be used in car tires
The rubber is packed and shipped, usually to Japan to be used in car tires
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