DUPRS_0037 Tar Felt

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Title

DUPRS_0037 Tar Felt

Subject

Tar-Covered Felt Shingles

Description

Multiple pieces of felt, of different sizes and shapes, covered with black tar on both sides of most, and with little gravel pebbles only on one side of some. A few of the pieces seem to have been melted, possibly in a fire.

Creator

Unknown, possibly the Stanley Coal Tar Mill

Source

Stanley Park West

Publisher

Drew University, Department of Anthropology, Drew University Passaic River Survey

Date

Mid to Late 1800s

Contributor

Emily Graves

Relation

The felt clothes items found at the site.

Format

Tar

Coverage

It was common in this time period for mills to be repurposed as demands changed. As the Stanley Felt Paper Mill stopped producing clothes items in the late 1800s, they instead began to cover the felt they were producing with tar in order to create roof shingles. As there was evidence of felt clothes pieces and uniformly sized tar-covered felt pieces found at the site, this supports that idea.

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/54369/archive/files/5acc3d314d0847f8b5a2f6e42602f410.JPG

Citation

Unknown, possibly the Stanley Coal Tar Mill, “DUPRS_0037 Tar Felt,” Drew University Library Special Collections, accessed June 16, 2024, http://omeka.drew.edu/items/show/692.