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

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

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William Skinner and Sons Nylon Twill: "Combat Cloth" pansy fabric length; 1946.
36" fabric length of fine, smooth stout, slightly stiff, close fabric in 3/1 twill weave to the right, counting 364 x 76; yarn sizes - warp 70/34/7 and weft 210/68/1. 100% nylon. Pansy color (purple). Used for soles of electrically heated shoes, casualty blankets, coating purposes for government development, football pants, and basketball uniforms. Commercially known as Combat Cloth.
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Object Name
Fabric length
Fabric Length
Nylon twill: "Combat Cloth"
William Skinner and Sons purple fabric length
date made
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Holyoke
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
nylon (overall material)
Pansy (overall color)
twill weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 39 in x 36 in; 99.06 cm x 91.44 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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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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