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Article about: Hi guys Today i was able to finaly complete a tent with 4 Zeltbahne... I got more then enough Zelts but never was able to get enough original black ropes (Zeltleine) for them.... Today I got

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    Hi guys

    Today i was able to finaly complete a tent with 4 Zeltbahne...

    I got more then enough Zelts but never was able to get enough original black ropes (Zeltleine) for them....

    Today I got enough and even e few more, yes yes !!

    I feel lucky!

    Maybe I'm not keeping them all because I only need 4 for a complete Zelt.......

    Tom
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    Hello Tom,
    Congrats for this find. Black ropes as mentioned in the HDV....nice...
    Thanks
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    Tom, what is the story behind the black zeltleine?
    Natural hemp was used for the loops on the plane itself and the pegs and even the 92 rope - where did the black come into usage??

    Thanks, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    I'm curious too! Never herd of black ropes.
    Sarge

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    Tom, what is the story behind the black zeltleine?
    Natural hemp was used for the loops on the plane itself and the pegs and even the 92 rope - where did the black come into usage??

    Thanks, Dan


    Hello,
    There is no story behind the black Zeltleine, the HDV 1932 n 205/1 from the 20th of April 1932 says that the Zeltleine 92 has to be black. That's the theory of course. If there is not so many black Zeltleinen seen on the market, IMO that's because the vast majority of those that have been used have lost their black dye and some were produced in natural color as well, manufacturers ignoring official orders. I've seen a lot of black ones that were unissued or slighlty used only. And i've seen a Zeltbahn with black loops, only once.
    Thanks
    PREUSSENS GLORIA



    it's the story of a man who falls from a fifty floors building, throughout his fall he says to reassure himself, so far so good, so far so good, so far so good, but what does matter is not the fall....it's the landing (La Haine, 1995)

    In Memoriam :
    Laurent Huart (1964-2008)

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    Thanks JP!
    Maybe a decade after the official order, adherance to it slipped a bit and the dye process dispensed with? I have some natural ones and all my zelts ( only 6 ) from 1939 - 1943 have plain ropes.
    Regards Dan
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    Hi guys

    Like JP said, no real story behind it, except that the official manual H.Dv. 205/1 says that the Zelt rope has to be dyed black.... Unfortunately the reason for this is not known, also the small ropes on the Zelt itself are almost all of the time natural colour. I also saw one early zelt with black ropes, but I passed on it then.... Ahhhhhh stupid me

    Btw, i have a few spare black ropes, so if you're interested in one, just drop me a PM

    Tom

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    Got one of those from you Tom - thanks again! I have a theory about the black Zelt rope. Perhaps the coloring process added some kind of preservative to keep the rope from fraying. I'm not sure if this is true of fiber in general, but perhaps dyes can help keep them intact or maybe waterproof. I do know that recommendations were made to keep communications cables waterproof by treating them with Benzine. This is mentioned in one of the Nachrichten manuals. This is why you see some phone cables or field phone switchboard cables with a pale, cream color. The Benzine bleaches out the red or brown cloth color. Just a theory. NH

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    Cool. Thanks for sharing!!!


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