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William Skinner and Sons pimento red nylon twill "Combat Cloth"; 1946.

William Skinner and Sons pimento red nylon twill "Combat Cloth"; 1946.

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William Skinner and Sons Nylon Twill: "Combat Cloth" pimento red fabric length; 1946.
A 39-inch, fine, smooth, slightly stiff, close fabric in 3/1 twill weave to the right, counting 264 x 76; yarn sizes - warp 70/34/7, weft 210/34/1. 100% nylon. Pimento red color. Used for soles of electrically heated shoes, casualty blankets, coating purposes for government development, football pants, and basketball uniforms. Woven by William Skinner and Sons at their Holyoke, MA mills in 1946. 37" selvedge width.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Fabric
Fabric length"
Fabric length
Fabric Length
Nylon Twill: "Combat Cloth"
date made
1946
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Holyoke
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
nylon (overall material)
Pimento red (overall color)
twill weave (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 37 in x 39 in; 93.98 cm x 99.06 cm
ID Number
TE.T09670.000
accession number
172805
catalog number
T09670.000
Credit Line
Gift of William Skinner and Sons
subject
American Textile Industry
World War II
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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