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Saunders 'Consuta' plywood in buildings

PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:33 pm
by longshot
There has been some discussion on a 'modernist house' forum about flat-roofed circular or 12-sided chalet type houses in Devon and the Isle of Wight built with Saunders patent Consuta waterproof plywood (the walls mainly) Has anybody come across references to them in flying boat literature?

Re: Saunders 'Consuta' plywood in buildings

PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:12 pm
by AlexNortonesq
Wikipedia says it "was used to construct the hull of the Sopwith Bat Boat."

Re: Saunders 'Consuta' plywood in buildings

PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:23 am
by schneiderman
Consuta was used extensively, its waterproof qualities making it suitable for a variety of exposed constructions. Saunders, of course, used it to manufacture the hulls of launches and flying boats. During their partnership with Vickers it was used for the Viking flying boats; Vickers held a licence to produce the material themselves.