S. Slater and Sons nylon twill Parachute cloth length; 1941.

Description:

S. Slater and Sons nylon twill Parachute cloth fabric length; 1941.

White twill weave fabric length with some brown marks and spotting throughout. This Nylon cloth was specifically made for parachutes in World War II. Manufacturer's notes: Style 10340 Ex. 2, 38" reed, counting 143 x 104; warp 37/13 nylon 8 T, filling 56/20 nylon 3 T. Woven by S. Slater and Sons. One edge is pinked, and the other is torn and not straight.

Date Made: 1941

Maker: Slater, SamuelS. Slater & Sons

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Rhode Island, PawtucketAssociated Place: United States: New Jersey, Allentown

Web Subject: World War IIAmerican Textile IndustryRelated Event: World War II

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See more items in: Home and Community Life: Textiles, American Silks, American Textile Industry, Textiles

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Credit Line: Gift of S. Slater and Sons

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T08523.000Catalog Number: T08523.000

Object Name: FabricFabric lengthNylon Parachute ClothFabric Length

Physical Description: nylon (overall material)twill weave (overall production method/technique)white (overall color)Measurements: overall: 117 in x 37 in; 297.18 cm x 93.98 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-7f83-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_642871

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