This rare film showcases the many uses of rubber and demonstrates the manufacturing process of rubber in the United States. Gramps explains how amazing rubber is to his grandson and teaches the viewer a lot along the way as well. This is a very educational and entertaining film from 1951. The movie contains great historical footage of tire manufacturing, boot making and many other innovative uses for rubber. Priceless historical documentation.
Speaking of Rubber
Length: 28 Minutes
When Junior complains, Aw, who cares about rubber anyway? Grandpa, a retired rubber worker, must set him straight! Speaking of Rubber is a phenomenal unintentional comedy, with an absurd level of corny enthusiasm. But while the goofy 1950s style delivery is hilarious, the film is an actually interesting exploration of the history of rubber, its manufacturing, and applications. Touring rubber plants and factories, the multitudinous uses of rubber are indeed a curiosity. Speaking of Rubber is an enjoyable film on many levels.