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What are the structural properties.  It seems to hold up everything.

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert J Bossi, PE <rjbossi(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Thursday, May 20, 1999 10:55 PM
Subject: Re: Red Tape

>I was in Washington DC last week and was able to purchase a piece of the
>authentic stuff from the National Archives but it is expensive: a 3 inch
>(circa 1865) costs $5.00.  Red tape or twine was used to bind Civil War
>records.  Thus the term, "cutting through the red tape". to get to a
>veterans records when applying for a military pension.
>Kenneth Tarlow wrote:
>> I was reading the other day in the Newspaper that 'Red tape holds up
>> bridges'.  They were talking about retrofitting highway bridges.  I
>> if any one knows where I can get this red tape., and does it have any
>> applications besides bridges.
>> Ken Tarlow