Cartridge Cloth sample

Description
Sample length of closely woven plain weave silk with spun silk warp and silk noil weft. Slightly rough surface. Quality C. Sample of one quality of the 18 million yards of surplus World War I cartridge or powder bag silk cloth sold by the Salvage board after war's end. This quality sold for $1.07 per yard.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1917-1919
place made
United States
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
TE.T04158
catalog number
T04158.000
accession number
65107
Credit Line
Gift of the US War Dept., Ordnance Dept., Salvage Board
subject
American Silk Industry
World War I
related event
World War I
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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