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Party balloons


Did you know the first rubber balloon was made by Michael Faraday in 1824?

The next year, Thomas Hancock made the first rubber toy balloon.

But those balloons were very sticky and did not bounce or float well. The vulcanized rubber toy balloon - one that was not sticky and was easy to play with - was thought of by someone in the J.G. Ingram company in London, England in 1847.

Balloons are used at children's birthday parties and fairs.

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