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A name used prior to the 1800s for aluminum type clays. They were also called argillaceous earth. Alumine has also been used as a brand name for a paper filler composed of Calcium sulfate mixed with a small amount of Aluminum sulfate (LaBarre 1969)

Resources and Citations

  • Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969