HNW - flame testing

Deborah Pulliam pulliam at
Sat Aug 29 07:10:07 PDT 1998

<<Wool may make a hard seeming ash, but if it crumbles to
fine gray ash when smashed, it's probably 100% wool or as close as makes
no difference.>>

The real key to identifying wool in a burn test is that it will not burn on
its own -- it will burn as long as you hold a match to it, but when you
remove the lighted match, it won't continue to burn.

- -- one reason that heavy  wool felt was always used to line firefighter's
protective coats.



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