William Skinner and Sons "Tackle Twill" olive drab fabric length; 1941


William Skinner and Sons rayon and cotton "Tackle Twill" olive drab selvedge width fabric length; 1941. Manufacturer's notes: Quality 8245, color 902E (olive drab). Rayon 3/1 twilled face, cotton poplin back; warp is a special yarn of the same type used in the manufacture of automobile tire cords because of its quality of strength of wear resistance. The filling is a long staple 3-ply cotton yarn. Used as uniform matieral for the first parachute division of the U.S. Army. Vat dyed, fast color, "Long Life" Cravenette water repellent finish. Cold water shrunk three times to full the fabric. Manufacturer claimed that it cost as much to finish the fabric as to make it.

Date Made: 1941

Maker: William Skinner and Sons

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, HolyokeAssociated Place: United States: New Jersey, Allentown

Web Subject: American Textile IndustryRelated Event: World War II


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Credit Line: Gift of William Skinner and Sons

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: TE.T08535.000Catalog Number: T08535.000

Object Name: FabricFabric lengthRayon and Cotton Fabric: "Tackle Twill"Fabric Length

Physical Description: rayon; cotton (overall material)tackle twill (overall style)Measurements: overall: 37 in x 42 1/2 in; 93.98 cm x 107.95 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-8068-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_646487

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