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 Post subject: Monkey grain leather?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:17 pm 

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Can someone explain what the modern day equivalent would be of “monkey grain” leather? Apparently it was a popular choice for transit seating in the early 1900s.


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 Post subject: Re: Monkey grain leather?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:50 pm 

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Monkey Grain appears to be a common and long-produced embossing pattern. Examples from a 1907 catalogue (not the greatest picture) and a modern shoe (better illustration), and the current Naugahyde catalogue page https://www.naugahyde.com/catalog/?keyw ... h=#results (see the Port and Rawhide patterns). I've seen this pattern on several train, bus and boat seats over the years.
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 Post subject: Re: Monkey grain leather?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:12 am 

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Ok, so pebble grain would probably be a fair substitute. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Monkey grain leather?
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:13 pm 

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Back in 2011, the Illinois Railway Museum reupholstered the seats of TMER&L (Milwaukee, WI) streetcar 972 with leather.

http://www2.irm.org/blogs/categories/52-Two-Milwaukee-Streetcars/P5.html


Their Electric Car department may be able to provide additional information about specifications and sources.


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