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Posted 4 years ago


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The average price of a pack of gum is $1.58 according to the Wall Street Journal. Consequently, the gum market is flat. Not that you can use a gum wrapper to make a chain anymore. The manufacturers have eliminated your raw material!

My chain here is ten feet long. Not bad, but record holder Gary Duschl, has one 74,216 feet long.

This really doesn't fit the definition of Tramp Art, as not many fathers would like anyone calling their gum-chewing kid a tramp, but it is clearly related. A dying Folk Art? Yes.

Ten foot long Chewing Gum Wrapper circa 1960? Collection Jim Linderman Dull Tool Dim Bulb


  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    this is great!!!!!
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    I can remember my sister & her friend having these late 60's, cool!
  3. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
    And now they make purses and picture frames w/this same weave and they're neat but your chain is much cooler.
  4. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 2 years ago
    Yes, we used to make little knick knacks with the gum wrappers, was a fun hobby. Great collectible! :)

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