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What is cordit? Ny brother is writing the historie of Norwegians post uniform. From 1935 the CAP visir EAs supplied in cordit (replaced treated leather). We suppose this to be a tradename for a more precise chemical composition name.

RE: Cordit???

At least, in English, you do not have a valid spelling, since the closest thing is cordite, which is a form of gunpowder.

Are you sure it's not corduroy?

And you do realize this is a Chemical Engineering forum, not exactly the place I would be looking to find a fabric.

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RE: Cordit???

sounds like a "corded leather cap"

RE: Cordit???


Thank you for answers and suggestions!

We have come a bit further. The spelling is corrected to Cornit (e?).

This is probably a tradename for an early plastic material, possibly celluloid or similar. The material is used for the front shade/visor of the cap. It is not any form of textile, or fiber cover. The name could stem from Europe, possibly UK or Germany, or US, or anywhere else.

RE: Cordit???

Than you for the interest, IRstuff!

You are quite correct! The original was leather, then replaced by the more weather resistent 'cornit' - and hence the mystery starts...!

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