Cartridge Cloth sample

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.
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave; unbleached (overall production method/technique)
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
World War I
American Silk Industry
American Silks
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of the US War Dept., Ordnance Dept., Salvage board
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