"Armistice Silk," Natural

Sample length of converted silk Cartridge cloth, called "Armistice Silk." A sample piece of the 18 million yards of surplus World War I cartridge or powder bag cloth. Quality D. Has been boiled off and otherwise finished for the cutting-up trade. Sold by the Salvage board for 84 cents per yard. Color: Natural. Yarns: noils warp and weft. Flecked with brown slubs.
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Object Name
fabric length
date made
Physical Description
silk noils (overall material)
plain weave; bleached (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
related event
World War I
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American Silks
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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