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Marc Chevalier
09-02-2009, 03:03 AM
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The 1880s were gaga over rubber. Goodyear rubber, that is. After all, it could be molded into any shape.


Some enterprising soul back then decided that American men needed Goodyear rubber clip-on (or rather, loop-on) bowties. What could be easier and cleaner?


Just when you thought you'd seen everything!


http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/crosby_square/gy1.jpg

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/crosby_square/gy2.jpg

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u290/crosby_square/gy3.jpg

mike
09-02-2009, 03:21 AM
Wow! Where did you come across this?

Schofields
09-02-2009, 03:44 AM
i have now seen everything. amazing.

Feraud
09-02-2009, 06:01 AM
Chevalier, you never fail to amaze! :eusa_clap

You say the 1880s were crazy over rubber. Can we assume there are other items like this? Have you encountered rubber cufflinks, beltbuckles, etc.?

Creeping Past
09-02-2009, 06:05 AM
The original steampunk accessory.

mike
09-02-2009, 06:08 AM
It definitely seems fetishy. Imagine that, from a repressed age! lol

Feraud
09-02-2009, 06:30 AM
Victorian women walking around in Goodyear rubber corsets, etc. etc.? :)

MisterGrey
09-02-2009, 07:30 AM
Just goes to show that bad fads have always been around, and not everything from the Golden Era is worth reviving.

Miss Neecerie
09-02-2009, 07:36 AM
How interesting...

Relatedly, the French were using Rubber to make suspenders as early as 1803...

Having once lived in Rubber Boom land....That tie and I have been to the same places....;)

Lone_Ranger
09-02-2009, 07:41 AM
Does it come in a Pirelli?

skyvue
09-02-2009, 09:25 AM
It definitely seems fetishy. Imagine that, from a repressed age! lol

Such times are exactly when the kinks come out.

Miss Neecerie
09-02-2009, 09:38 AM
Its less about fetishy and more about....'its the latest and greatest wonder material'

Just like when plastics came out......etc...

Every time there is a new material for things....-everything- is suddenly made in it....

At this particular time, Rubber was the latest and greatest thing....It was economy, and progress....and entire empires were built on it.

An example:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/05/Teatro_amazonas.jpg/200px-Teatro_amazonas.jpg

The Opera House in Manaus, Brazil. Built during the rubber boom, it's artwork was created in France and England......and opera stars came from Europe to sing.

Manaus was the 2nd city in all of Brazil to be electrified.

WideBrimm
09-02-2009, 10:07 AM
YIKES! Ah, Yes, just think of the marketing possibilities. A free Bow Tie with every tire ! It might even start a new fad. Bow Ties with Stingys lol

John in Covina
09-02-2009, 10:16 AM
Vintage fetish wear?

The Wolf
09-02-2009, 07:34 PM
Make sure you puts chains on it when things get snowy.lol
They almost remind me of the high gloss leather bow ties that workers used to wear.

Sincerely,
The Wolf

Chasseur
09-03-2009, 01:06 AM
When I first read this title all I could think of was...

http://laughtrack.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/klaus_nomi.jpg

matrioshka
09-09-2009, 03:04 PM
When I first read this title all I could think of was...

http://laughtrack.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/klaus_nomi.jpg


Klaus Nomi. That brings back some memories.

M

Absinthe_1900
09-09-2009, 05:05 PM
Paul Newman had an interesting bow-tie in The Long Hot Summer.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff235/Herbsaint/PaulNewman.jpg

Feraud
04-13-2011, 09:21 AM
A bump for anyone who missed this thread the first time around.
Has anyone else ever come across a vintage rubber bowtie?