New York Rubber Exposition

New York Rubber Exposition

The third International Rubber Exposition will be held in New York in September. The exposition will he divided into three sections—first floor, manufacturers of rubber goods and machinery; second floor, the allied trades and sundries; and the third floor, crude rubber (in which section over 20 governments will exhibit as well as many of the plantation companies), and crude rubber importers and dealers of this country. The manufacturers’ section has the largest area of space. An idea of the magnitude of some of the exhibits may be gained from the fact that one single space occupies over 5,000 square feet of space, another 3,500, another nearly 3,000 and many over 1,000 square feet. Only three spaces of the minimum size, viz., 10×10, have been taken: all the others are much larger. No small retail selling stands —which are so often seen at exhibitions—will be permitted: as Mr. Manders states that the exhibition will be a high-class trade display, to bring together all who are connected with the industry as buyers or idlers, or as manufacturers and producers. An “exhibition rubber club” will be fitted up, but not open to the public. It is being arranged for the use of exhibitors who wish to conduct their correspondence or talk business with customers away from their booths: it will also be available for members of the committee and delegates from other countries. A rest room for ladies will also be provided. There will be a small cafe on each of the first two floors, and a restaurant in the budding; also telephone, telegraph and postal facilities. Rubber flooring and tiling will be important features of the exhibition and several manufacturers are making special mats to lay down in the front main entrance and avenues of the exhibition. The mechanical rubber manufacturers are taking a prominent part; about seven of the leading linns having booked space, one for the purpose of arranging a specially large working exhibit. Exhibits of general rubber lines and sundries will be well to the fore. Rubber menus and other novelties are being prepared by manufactures for use at the press dinner and at several government functions, that are to be held during the exhibition. One of the leading rubber concerns will show by a series of moving pictures the process of manufacture of rubber goods, and the government of the Federated Malay States will take tile visitors for a tour through a rubber plantation, showing the whole course of the production and preparation of the rubber for shipment. The delegates to the conference of manufacturers, chemists, producers and those interested in the industry generally will meet on Tuesday, September 24, and continue these meetings for one week. Important papers will be read by visitors from the various countries of the world. Henry C . Pearson will preside. The government of Ceylon has appointed E. Crosbie Roles, managing editor of the Times of Ceylon, to be its commissioner in New York; the government of the Federated Malay States is sending Leonard Wray I. S. O.; Dr. Dahne will come on behalf of the government of Brazil. The Planters’ Association of British Malay has arranged with Cyril K. S. liaxendale to he present as its representative. W. Shakespeare, a well-known merchant of Ceylon, who is interested in rubber plantations, will also visit the exhibition. Numerous makers of machinery have secured large spaces and will all show machinery in motion to illustrate the treatment of the rubber by different machines. Seventy estates will exhibit rubber in the Federated Malay States government section, to the total weight of about 12 tons. The erection of some of the large government stands is already being proceeded with, and the designs that have been executed show that they will he of a most elaborate character. The reclaimed rubber and kindred concerns will make a line display Some of the firms have booked large spaces; one particularly. which intends to arrange a working exhibit. This is not to be an annual exhibition. It will doubtless be four years at least before a similar one is held in this country

GOWANUS CANAL, 400 HORSEPOWER WESTINGHOUSE MOTOR IN PIT.

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