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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Object Name
Fabric length"
Fabric length
Fabric Length
Nylon Twill: "Combat Cloth"
date made
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)
overall: 37 in x 39 in; 93.98 cm x 99.06 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of William Skinner and Sons
American Textile Industry
World War II
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American Textile Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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