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A rubber ball broken in half, with the manufacturer’s name still visible on the center seam. The New York Rubber Company was founded in 1851, but they changed their trade name to Wicapee Rubber in 1859. Because the rubber ball bears the stamp of the New York Rubber Company, that means it was manufactured within that eight year period. 4cm x 3.75cm - from 18BC27.Illustration of 18BC27 rubber ball.

Illustration by Alex Glass

Site: 18BC27 Federal Reserve Site

Context: Feature 30 Privy, c. 1850 - 1870 home of Nathan Mansfield family

Site Date Range: c. 1770-1930

Materials: Rubber

Dimensions: 4cm x 3.75cm

Description: Rubber ball broken in half, with name of NY Rubber Co. molded on side of ball. Illustration of ball shown on right by Alex Glass

History: The New York Rubber Company was founded in 1851, but they changed their trade name to Wicapee Rubber in 1859. Because the rubber ball bears the stamp of the New York Rubber Company, that means it was manufactured within that eight year period.