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faux leather material , tops, trunks etc...

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Hey,

Any of you guys know of an older faux leather long grain material called DuPont Fabrikoid, used in the 30s, 40s maybe 50s ? OR where to search for such.? Sounds like an older Corba type material, maybe for suitcases or something ?

 

Thanks

 

OCM

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Sandy -

 

It was used for book binding, cover and luggage.  They tried using it in the 20's for seats and convertibles, also, but don't believe it is made anymore.

 

Jay

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Sandy -

 

Do you have a picture of what he's trying to match.  There are a lot of places in CA that may have something so those of us out here may be able to help.  Just a thought (?).

 

Jay

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It was a nitrocellulose-coated fabric.  Given that chemistry, I doubt its availability now.

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He's looking for an old sample off something to match a case to restore. He's tried the automotive world, but that keeps coming back to Cobra long grain. I thought maybe the DuPont/Buick connection might bring something up.

Even a sample won't do much good if you can't find a new-day manufacture.

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