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A plain-weave, coarse, stiff, Cotton or Linen fabric sized with Glue or Starch. Buckram is sometimes filled and/or coated, then calendered to produce a smooth finish. It is used for stiffening, interlinings, book bindings, and box making.

Synonyms and Related Terms

toile buckram (Fr.); buckram (Ned., Deut.); boekbinderslinnen (Ned); bougran (Ned); stijf linnen (Ned); Buckbinderleinwand (Deut.); tela rigida (It.); tela ahulada (Esp.); linneknot (Sven.); styv kanfas (Sven.); tela buckram (Esp.)

Additional Information

Links to Oddy Test results posted on AIC Wiki Materials Database Pages for individual materials below

° Whaleys Bradford Buckram tested in 2009

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p.183.
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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