Silk Cartridge Igniter Cloth

Description
Sample length of heavyweight, closely woven plain weave silk cloth with paired spun silk warps and silk noil wefts.Unbleached, undyed. Accession record states: Closely woven, plain weave all silk fabric with silk noil weft interwoven with spun silk warp in parallel pairs. Quality B, as it comes from the loom, not finished for sale. Used for powder bags in the big guns because it is entirely consumed by the explosion of powder, leaving no smoldering particles. Sold by the Salvage Board at $1.13 per yard. 36" wide.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric
fabric length
date made
1917-1919
Physical Description
silk (overall material)
plain weave; unbleached; undyed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 36 in x 36 in; 91.44 cm x 91.44 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
TE*T04161
catalog number
T04161.000
accession number
65107
subject
World War I
American Silk Industry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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