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7889Re: Merchant marine blankets on CSN ships

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  • Thomas
    Aug 13, 2013
      --- In cwnavyandmarineforum@yahoogroups.com, Matt Weeks <weeksem@...> wrote:
      > Horsehair mattresses?
      > How do we get the horsehair cheap?

      There are places that sell a horse/pig hair and coconut fiber batting that is latex coated. Doesn't sound that appealing but may give the right feel.

      The options would be other stiff fibers: jute, coconut, excelsior, etc that might give it the right feel of some sponginess but not too much.

      Cotton batting could be used as a last resort for display purposes but wouldn't have been practical on ship as it would have been perpetually damp.

      Good Luck,

      Tom A.
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