[Graphic Vision, New Hampshire] A registered trademark for one of the first synthetic cements. The original Ambroid® glue was made ca.1900 from celluloid scraps as a replacement for spruce gum when repairing wood-canvas canoes. The fast-drying, waterproof Cellulose nitrate adhesive was later used as airplane dope. Currently, there are several Ambroid® adhesive formulations, inluding the original cellulose nitrate cement, and polyvinyl acetate emulsions.
See also Amberoid.
Graphic Vision, parent company of Ambroid®: Website
Resources and Citations
- Peabody Museum Acc. File 26-7C, Harvard Univ., from Prelim. Report, New Mexico Expedition 1926 at Swarts Ranch ruin: "By the use of a new waterproof glue, Ambroid .. Mr. Cosgrove was able to mend even the most badly crushed pieces" (A.V. Kidder, Curator)
- Website: http://www.ottertooth.com/Canoe_pages/ambroid.htm - provides history of Ambroid® cement
- Website: https://www.fullsizeplans.com/images/nffs/AmbroidGlueHistory.pdf - provides history of Ambroid® glue
- Website: http://www.ambroid.com/ - provides descriptions on all Ambroid® products