fur is cleaned with a comb. The heavier pelts are fleshed down thin, thus completing the operation of dressing for the majority of skins."
Well-dressed furs afford a maximum of warmth for a
Warmth and minimum weight, while their suppleness lends an ad-Weight of Furs
clitional advantage to them for clothing purposes. The
warmest garments of manufactured material are made from the stiff old-fashioned box cloth and, even where warmly lined, afford only two-thirds as much protection from the cold as fur, while being more than four ounces per square foot heavier than raccoon. The following table furnishes an approximate estimate of comparative weight and durability of the various furs when worn, fur outside, as body clothing:
COMPARATIVE DURABILITY AND WEIGHT OF FURS