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Re: [BKARTS] Hemp



In a message dated 3/26/03 12:56:12, dsanders@INDIANAHISTORY.ORG writes:

<< If the source for hemp fiber was ropes, then we can
expect the final paper product to be full of all sorts of inclusions,
shives, even tarry substances. >>

Many old books (18th & 19th c.) have boards that are made from old rope
--"Rope Boards". They have all sorts of tar, sand, etc. and very difficult to
split when doing a rebacking.
Bill Minter

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