Seal brown

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Seal brown
About these coordinates     Color coordinates
Hex triplet#59260B
sRGBB  (rgb)(89, 38, 11)
CMYKH   (c, m, y, k)(39, 80, 93, 57)
HSV       (h, s, v)(0°, 60%, 20%)
SourceMason Paints[1]
B: Normalized to [0–255] (byte)
H: Normalized to [0–100] (hundred)

Seal brown is a rich dark brown color, resembling the color of the dyed fur from the fur seal.


The specifications for the U.S. Army Air Corps Type A-2 jacket (regulation summer flying jacket), adopted in 1931 and the most familiar among all leather flight jackets, stated that it should be made of horsehide tanned to seal brown. However, initially, oxidation during the dyeing process caused the jackets to end up russet (a lighter, reddish brown) in color. Later in the decade, they were able to prevent oxidation during dyeing, and the jackets produced were a proper stone brown.

Seal brown is one of the official colors of Lehigh University, Brown University,[2] the Cleveland Browns football team,[3] and the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi.[4]

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  1. ^ "Seal Brown Stains Ceramic Porcelain Paints - C-006-153". Mason Paints.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Martha. (1993). "College Color." Encyclopedia Brunoniana
  3. ^ King, Steve (2007). "The Kardiac Kids". The Official Website of the Cleveland Browns. The Cleveland Browns. Retrieved 22 November 2009.[dead link]
  4. ^ Tau Beta Pi Association. (2009). "History Archived 2008-11-03 at the Wayback Machine." Tau Beta Pi Information Book