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Re: Fish glue



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Congratularions, Yehuda!

Nice score.

Never heard of "1001 Uses for Fish Glue" but there are a couple of
things to keep in mind about using fish glue in binding (aside from
attracting cats, as Betty noted).

Platemaking fish glue is of the highest quality made, but the best
is still only about as strong as a medium hide glue.

According to a test reported in Jerome Alexander's book, _Glue
and Gelatin_ a commercial fish glue developed a joint strength
of 260 lbs. per sq. inch, while a high-grade hide glue should
develop something like 1700 - 1800 lbs. per sq. in.

Enjoy,

Jack

Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, Oregon USA

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Chaucer  _Parlement of Foules_ 1386

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