Moellon

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Description

1) A fill material composed from rubble and mortar used in the middle of masonry walls.

2) A by-product of chamois leathermaking. Moellon is the excess oxidized oil that is pressed out of Chamois leather after its treatment with Cod liver oil. Synthetic moellon is made by the oxidation of cod oil.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 881

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