Cartridge Cloth sample; World War I

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Description
Sample length of silk Cartridge or powder bag cloth. Surplus World War I cartridge bag cloth. Single, plain weave all silk fabric with slightly rough surface; as it comes from the loom. Woven with spun silk warp and silk noil weft. Quality D. Sold by the Salvage board at 74 cents per yard.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1917-1919
place made
United States
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave; unbleached (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
TE.T04154
catalog number
T04154.000
accession number
65107
Credit Line
Gift of the US War Dept., Ordnance Dept., Salvage board
subject
World War I
American Silk Industry
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American Silks
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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