Newman indulged in a burst of hilarity, and explained that the house in which his brother-in-law lived was a large wooden structure, but that he manufactured and sold india-rubber on a colossal scale.
"My children have some little india-rubber shoes which they put on when they go to play in the Tuileries in damp weather," said the young marquise.
With a swift disclosing gesture he gave Ossipon a glimpse of an india-rubber
tube, resembling a slender brown worm, issuing from the armhole of his waistcoat and plunging into the inner breast pocket of his jacket.
flexible as India-rubber
, usually about forty inches long and
'The presents that have been made to him,' said Mr Kenwigs, reverting to his calamity, 'the pipes, the snuff-boxes--a pair of india-rubber
goloshes, that cost six-and-six--'
It was stated that as soon as the boys left their work in Old Trafford they commenced kicking anything from a paper ball to an India-rubber
ball, causing considerable damage to the neighbouring properties.
From 1902 to 1904 he worked in the submarine cable department of the India-rubber
, Gutta Percha and Telegraph Company.
In Milne's poem the king isn't concerned with affairs of state: he just wants Father Christmas to bring him "a big red india-rubber
The strike against Silver's India-Rubber
, Gutta-Percha, and Telegraph Company was a bitter and grinding defeat for New Unionism, which perhaps is why it has been less studied by labour historians.