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A Reexamination of the Aging of Organ Leather

@article{Carr2017ARO,
  title={A Reexamination of the Aging of Organ Leather},
  author={K. Carr and Gabriel J. Ratcliff and B. Grady and Jeremy D. Wance},
  journal={Journal of The American Leather Chemists Association},
  year={2017},
  volume={112},
  pages={184-189}
}
Based on two papers that appeared almost 30 years ago,1,2 chrome tanning became more commonly used to tan leathers used for pipe organs because accelerated aging tests indicated that chrome tanning was more effective at retaining tensile strength. Anecdotal evidence over the last 30 years has indicated that the chrome tanned leathers have not lasted as long as hoped. Further, the atmosphere used in the accelerated testing used sulfur dioxide; and with the improvements in air quality in many… Expand

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