silly saturday

I never thought I would own a roll of Duck Tape . . . 🦆 🦆

. . . much less use it.


I got curious and decided to look it up . . .

“During World War II, Revolite (then a division of Johnson & Johnson) developed an adhesive tape made from a rubber-based adhesive applied to a durable duck cloth backing. This tape resisted water and was used as sealing tape on some ammunition cases during that period.”

Of course, then I wanted to know more about duck cloth. . .

“Cotton duck (from Dutch: doek, “linen canvas“), also simply duck, sometimes duck cloth or duck canvas, is a heavy, plain woven cotton fabric. Duck canvas is more tightly woven than plain canvas… it is used for sneakers, outdoor furniture and curtains, etc.”