Insulating paper

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Any of several types of paper coated with linseed oil, asphalt or resin to provide a moisture resistant insulated wrapping for electrical wires. Insulating papers were made from kraft paper and from Japanese mulberry paper. It was used until the 1930s when insulation made from lacquer coated cellophane became popular.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cable paper

Additional Information

M.Cook, M.Ferro, "Electric Lighting and Wiring in Historic American Buildings" Technology & Conservation, 1/83, p. 28-48.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996