A.C. Elastic Tape
It's adhesive, it's slightly elastic, it's all cotton (A.C.) and it's a very popular item. It's not uncommon for people to order several boxes of A.C. tape - I guess they never want to worry about running out! While I was doing research on adhesive, I ran into an article about bumper stickers - which was a very unique by product of the discovery of adhesives.
Bumper stickers could not predate the introduction of the automobile bumper; the Ford Model T lacked bumpers to which bumper stickers could be conveniently attached, but the Ford Model A, introduced in 1927, had them. One online source credits the current bumper sticker to Forest P. Gill, a silkscreen printer from Kansas City.
The first bumper stickers appeared shortly before World War II; they were flag-like, and attached to the bumper by wires. Gill replaced the wire attachments with pressure sensitive adhesive, and as a result bumper stickers became more widespread and practical.
I invite you to order some A.C. Tape and then send me your ideas for a bumper sticker about our fine adhesive product. Send ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org ! Thanks - Simon