Patent Leather

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Wikipedia » Patent leather is a type of coated leather that has a high-gloss finish.[1][2] The coating process was introduced to the United States and improved by inventor Seth Boyden, of Newark, New Jersey, in 1818, with commercial manufacture beginning September 20, 1819. Boyden's process, which he did not patent,[3] used a lacquer coating that was based on linseed oil. Modern patent leather usually has a plastic coating.

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