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12 Nov 2019 13:12 #38835 by wynlaidig
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The original burlap wasn't an extremely tight weave, but because the jute backing was needled through it, it had the appearance of being more tight than it actually was. Since we can't buy burlap with jute backing needled through it, I think the best that can be done now is to get a tightly weaved burlap, paint on the line pattern, and then adhere to a jute backing. I have closely examined original samples from four cars, and the samples seem to have no color added to the background... in other words, they had black lines printed on natural color burlap.

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13 Nov 2019 03:16 #38843 by john mccall
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John,
Thanks for posting these pics. I find that by blowing them up on this website that I can actually get a close scaling of the no. of lines per inch. If you look closely in the blown up mode, the samples are stapled to a white background paper. The standard office staple is just a tiny fraction less than 1/2 inch in length. Using this info, the no. of lines/inch is approximately 8-9 lines/inch. on both of Rick's original samples.
Going back thru all the previous posts, there were a number with scales on original trunk material.
MichaelR had material with approximately 6 lines/inch.
Terry's original had approximately 6 lines/inch.
Tim Gilmartin's had approximately 9 lines/inch.
Wyn ladigs' had approximately 8.5 lines/inch on both samples.

We are seeing 2 distinct patterns, nominally 6 and 9 lines/inch. We need S.N.s for Michael R's and Tim Gilmartin's material. to try to determine if there is a specific time when the two types were used.

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13 Nov 2019 14:56 - 13 Nov 2019 14:57 #38846 by johnmereness
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I took a better picture of the buckle on the tool roll strap on a 1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton, though unfortunately I could not get my phone camera flash to continue to function for any more pictures. I so far have been unable to find a duplicate buckle still being manufactured today.

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14 Nov 2019 04:28 #38853 by wcoye
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about how thick is the jute backing material? Stiff or flexible? Is it like thin carpet pad?

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14 Nov 2019 12:22 #38856 by wynlaidig
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wcoye wrote: about how thick is the jute backing material? Stiff or flexible? Is it like thin carpet pad?


It is thin and flexible. Looks to be about 1/8" thick but hard to say due to deterioration over the past 80+ years. The thinnest carpet pad jute that I can find today is 20 oz, which is about 1/4" thick.

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14 Nov 2019 14:08 #38858 by wcoye
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Thanks, 20 oz is the thinnest I've been able to find. Maybe in another 83 years the 20 oz stuff will degrade to 1/4 inch. ;^)

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