Cellulose nitrate

Introduced in the 1850s, most cellulose nitrate imitation leathers are essentially combinations of castor oil and cellulose nitrate with colouring added (Thorp, 1990). Much in use until the 1950s for carriage work, prams and motor cars, where waterproof or leather-like qualities were

Figure 3.7 An early example of textile trimmings from a bed valance, English, c. 1675

desired, it was superseded by polyvinyl chloride fabrics.

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