The world’s first ever rubber tile is to be sold at a New York auction for $10 million.
The porcelain tiles are made of rubber mallets that were originally used for the construction of the world’s tallest building, the Eiffel Tower, in Paris.
The tiles were originally sold in the 1960s for about $10,000 apiece, but by the late 1980s were available for about 20 cents each.
The sale will benefit the Friends of the Emancipation Park in New York.
The tiles, made by the firm Rubbermaid, have a life expectancy of between 60 and 80 years.
They are used for floors, ceilings and walls of buildings.
The company’s owner, Emanuels, was a major figure in French engineering and technology during World War II and the Korean War.
The tile was used as a flooring material on the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Zellers building in New Orleans.
The firm was founded in 1904 and is still in business today.
The company has a number of different tile types in its portfolio.
Rubbermaid’s other tile types are mica and a material called lacquer.
The Lacquer Tile, a porcelains material, is used on the roof of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.