balata bands may be used in place of india-rubber, but though less expensive are not so lasting.
Actually, he knew he could get an easy twenty-five balata for the bauble in Karth.
The properties of balata correspond with its composition, and it may therefore be classed as an inferior gutta percha.
Distinct from rubber, but closely akin to it, are the two materials known as gutta-percha and balata.
balata, a vegetable gum used as a substitute for gutta-percha, being at once ductile and elastic; goes under the name of bully.
Timber is cut, and balata and rubber collected, from crown lands by licences issued from the department of Lands and Mines.
Then he makes a dabree, a large tray about half a foot deep, in which balata latex is coagulated.
At balata it is said that the city gate of ancient Shechem was uncovered.
The joins are dried in the sun, after which the tray is made water-tight with a lining of balata.