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Subject: Source for collagen

Source for collagen

From: Jack C. Thompson <tcl>
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 1998
Carole Dignard <carole_dignard [at] pch__gc__ca> writes

>Would anyone know where one can order collagen membrane, skin
>membrane or goldbeater's skin?

Sausage casings are re-constituted collagen (ground up and cast into
forms); natural skin condoms are another source, and these can be
found in most cities.  All of the samples of 'gold beater's skin'
which I've examined have been treated with a lubricant (and I'm not
referring to condoms).  The best membranes I know of (he said,
patting himself on the back) are those which I've produced from the
outer membrane of ox/cattle intestines.

It is simple to do, but somewhat disagreeable. Details are available
on the videotape

    Manufacture of Goldbeater's Skin
    Istor Productions
    7549 N. Fenwick
    Portland OR  97217
    Approx. 15 mins., $14.95 + $2.00 P&H.
    <URL:http://www.teleport.com/~tcl/istor.htm>

Jack C. Thompson
Thompson Conservation Lab.
7549 N. Fenwick
Portland, OR 97217
503-735-3942  (voice/fax)

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