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Lesson Plans

;floor cloths

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Thu, 9 Jul 1998 00:11:02 EDT

Fun lesson. Imperial Paper Mill in Plattsburgh NY use to use heavy canvas to
support the wall paper printing.
When they wore out my brother was able to get me some for the clay tables in
the art rooms and to paint on. Tempera paint with a latex white ground works,
then I polyuthened both sides-----that works in school at the elem. level---I
taped the edges to the existing floor.......Outside of Troy, NY is
Lansingburgh-----where oil cloth was printed to send out West for the sod
house floors-----it was a big seller for years. The city of Troy has a web
page and links to the Historical Society----they are wonderful about answering
questions. Imperial switched to a heavy nylon canvass which does wear well.
They are being moved to Toronto------this is a very old Plattsburgh business,
Bob Villa even did a seqment about wallpaper from the Imperial. Also, Albany
International weaves industrial beltings and might be a less expensive source
of canvass.
JOY at the beginning of the Erie Canal.