Chrome glue

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Description

An insoluble material prepared by mixing animal glue with ammonium dichromate, potassium dichromate, or chrome alum. It was used as a glass cement and as a waterproofing agent in the early 20th century.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982