Re: another caboose construction question

Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>

--- In STMFC@..., "George W Simmons" <GEORGESIMMONS@...>

The following link shows an ad from the 1920's with several Mule Hide
products for railroads

George W. Simmons
Dry Prong, LA

That's cool.

"Waterproof canvas"... similar to a tarp. "Plastic car roofing" in
1928 I think would be asphalt emulsion, like car cement. The term
persists today as "plastic roof patching compound."

I suppose if a diagram listed "Mule-Hide roof", it means it's a canvas
roof, or a canvas roof coated with asphalt.


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