The Rubber Industry of Bradford-on-Avon

22 October 2019

In 1838, one of the most significant discoveries of the 19th century – the vulcanization of rubber, was made in Massachusetts, USA.
In 1842 Stephen Moulton brought this invention to England and established a rubber factory in Bradford on Avon that supplied the world with rubber springs, seals, gaskets and hoses – and founded Wiltshire’s ‘Rubber Valley’. Dan Farrell will talk about the history of this remarkable industrial story near to Bath.


Visitors welcome £5 • Members/Students £2

Image Credit: Dan Farrell - at the former Spencer Moulton Research Laboratory - used with kind permission

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Dan Farrell, Moulton Bicycle Company