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Re: Combustion temp of leather and vellum



On Tue, 9 May 2000, Peter D. Verheyen wrote:

> Question from my archeologist father-in-law. Does anyone know the
> temperature at which leather and vellum/parchment (the animal product)
> begin to burn.

Yeah, Ronald Reed, but he's dead.

You could try one of his books - I believe the information is in his "The
Nature and Making of Parchment," but the library's closed right now...

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