As one who writes specs for a living, I couldn't resist. Mule-Hide still exists.
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Now the product is made from EPDM rubber, which is what's on my flat roof at home. But, in 1906, they must have used something simpler. The hitory page on the site only talks about the name, not the actual origin of the product.
--- In STMFC@..., Anthony Thompson <thompson@...> wrote:
A.T. Kott wrote:
On the wall in one dining room was a large metal sign advertising "Mulehide" is not tarpaper. It's an impregnated fabric, judging
mule hide roofing for barns and other farm buildings. Apparently
that was the largest market for that roofing. It was the tarpaper
stuff that barns were roofed with.
by the Cyc ads.
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