William Skinner and Sons bronze nylon twill "Combat cloth" sample; 1946

William Skinner and Sons bronze nylon twill "Combat cloth" sample; 1946

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William Skinner and Sons Nylon twill: "Combat cloth" fabric sample; 1946; in bronze (brown).
Fine, smooth, slightly stiff, close fabric. 100% nylon, twill weave to the right. Used for soles of electrically headed shoes, casualty blankets, coating purposes for government development, football pants, and basketball uniforms. See T09 669.000 (Football pants) for application of fabric. Commercially known as Combat Cloth, a trademark of Skinner. Bronze color. Large piece (14.5 x 21.5 inches) cut out of the corner for a sample.
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Object Name
Fabric sample
fabric sample
Fabric Sample
date made
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Holyoke
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
nylon (overall material)
Bronze (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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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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