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It seems to be good only for (creating) tension.  It has a high fiction
value and once used, it bends very little.

Kenneth Tarlow wrote:

> 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
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>