Oatmeal paper

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A coarse, inexpensive paper often used for wallpaper. Oatmeal paper had a textured finish made by coating the furnish surface with a thin layer of sawdust or chaff. The sawdust was often dyed prior to application for a decorative effect.

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  • G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 576
  • Book and Paper Group, Book and Paper Group, Paper Conservation Catalog, AIC, 1984, 1989
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969

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