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Manufacturers Index - Tanite Co.

Tanite Co.
Stroudsburg, PA, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Dec 28 2014 1:05PM by joelr4
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      Founded in 1867, by T. Duncan Paret. He was the inventor of Tanite, which was made from waste leather scraps, called skivings. The Tanite was used as a binder in Emery wheels along with a substitute for Vulcanite and Gutta-Percha in combs and picture frames. The material could be moulded under heat and pressure into a variety of shapes. The company closed in 1924 after a disastrous fire.

Information Sources

  • More history can be found in an article by the Pocono Record newspaper.