Pratley's Putty

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Pratley Putty invented by South African, George Pratley in the 1960s. It is a strong adhesive putty.[1]

History[edit]

According to the manufacturer's official history, Pratley Adhesives:[1] "The product was developed as an insulator and also as an adhesive agent for fixing brass terminals which were located inside cast iron junction boxes".[1]

This versatile putty originally called "Pratley's Plastic Putty" was carried by the Apollo 11 Eagle landing craft to the moon for its fixative qualities.[1][2] It has also been used to halt the cracking in one of the Golden Gate Bridge's main supports.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "PRATLEY ADHESIVES - HISTORY". pratleyadhesives.com.au. Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  2. ^ "George Pratley – Pratley Putty designer & inventor extraordinaire – South African Tourism". southafrica.net. Retrieved 2016-07-13.

External links[edit]

Official website