Onion Skin Fin Covering

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For those that are old enough to remember Air Mail Writing Paper,
Commonly known as Onion Skin...
Has anyone used this for papering fins?
I was going threw a box of stuff today and found almost a ream of it.
It's a high grade paper, it has a water mark on it.
Hate to waste it.
Must be at least 50 to 60 years old.
No, it is not brittle. It doesn't break if you crumple it up.
 

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Yes Woody: most good quaility tracing vellum and Onion Skin Tracing paper does a great job papering fins and other parts as well.

Ps: Onion Skin also makes GREAT paper Transitions and Egg Lofter bodies.
 

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The water mark on this stuff is huge, and includes a circle with back to back C's in it, one backwards, and a vertical line between them.
Says either Neenan, or Neenah Onion Skin, and 25% Cotton Fiber.
Standard size of 8 1/2" x 11".
I'm going to try it on the Scrambler Fins.
Can't be too bad being 25% cotton fiber.
 

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I've emailed Neenah after finding them in a Bing search.
I'm getting some history on this paper.
So far, it was a high end paper, typically used with carbon paper for business letters.
I remember my dad using this paper, and with carbon paper when I was quite young.
The final manufacturing date was 1990, just before the split of the company.
They are checking into the full date range of the manufacturing of this paper.
Dad was already retired in 1990, so I doubt very much he bought any then.
I'm sure this is a lot older than that.
My guess is, he used it for business letters, and to air mail his nephews in the Korean and Viet Nam wars.
I can remembering thin envelopes coming in the mail with the red and blue strips around the edges, and from a different countrys.
I find this fascinating all the history some paper can bring. I wish I had more boxes of my fathers papers.
I'm sure there was some fascinating history that was lost when we had to discard stuff when I lost the house.
 
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