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

KT
-----Original Message-----
From: Robert J Bossi, PE <rjbossi(--nospam--at)sonic.net>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
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
piece
>(circa 1865) costs $5.00.  Red tape or twine was used to bind Civil War
medical
>records.  Thus the term, "cutting through the red tape". to get to a
disabled
>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
wonder
>> if any one knows where I can get this red tape., and does it have any
other
>> applications besides bridges.
>>
>> Ken Tarlow
>>
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