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John Waterer and the Cuir Bouilli Confusion

by Rex Lingwood

I take a critical look at John Waterer's writing on 'Cuir Bouilli' and review what we can say about such diverse historical objects as English blackjacks, bombards and bottles; Italian scroll cases, parade shields and powder flasks; and leather armour, based on my detailed examination of these objects and my experience with heat forming processes.

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