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
Object Name
Fabric
fabric length
date made
1917-1919
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T04158
catalog number
T04158.000
accession number
65107
subject
Textiles
American Silk Industry
World War I
American Silks
event
World War I
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Textiles
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.