Finally, in 1839, when he was on the point of giving up in despair,
he accidentally came upon the solution. He was experimenting in his
kitchen, a place which, through lack of funds, he was often forced
to use as a laboratory. Part of a mixture of rubber, sulphur and
other chemicals, with which he was working, happened to drop on the
top of the stove. It lay there sizzling and charring until the odor
of the burning rubber called his attention to it. As he stooped to
scrape it off the stove he gave a start of wonder as he noted that
a change had come over the rubber during its brief contact with the
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