Re: another caboose construction question


Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...>
 

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


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

http://thelibrary.springfield.missouri.org/lochist/frisco/magazines/fem_
1928_12/fem_1928_12_61.pdf

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.

Dennis.

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